Miss Kenichi’s album ‘The Trail’ out November 24th!

October 24, 2014


For fans of: My Brightest Diamond, Lia Ices, Laura Veirs
With Miss Kenichi‘s album The Trail out on November 24th via Berlin label Sinnbus, the lady herself – Katrin Hahner – recently chatted to German TV channel DW about her chronic stage fright, her paintings, contribution to the recent soundtrack for German film ‘Freier Fall’ and Tindersticks drummer Earl Harvin‘s involvement with the album. Katrin also talks about The Trail‘s themes of nature and self discovery.

You can watch the full video HERE.

You can also watch the video for album track and single Who Are You on the Sinnbus YouTube channel.

Opening with ‘Tale Of Two Rivers’, the track is boldly quiet, it’s her statement of intent for The Trail. “I want things to have meaning…” Katrin says. She’s intrigued by stories and messages that “last longer than a summer.” You can hear this resonate through every track with Katrin’s delicate vocals floating over the dreamlike sound she’s created on this third album. Single ‘Who Are You’ is perhaps the darkest track but also the album’s standout as we reach the halfway point of Katrin’s musical pilgrimage into the ancient and unknown.

Dark like the woods, but with shafts of light piercing through the trees, The Trail is a record that initially seems full of shadows and gloom, but whose beauty lends it a vital optimism. Leaning lyrically upon the nature amid which she grew up, with frequent references to mountains, rivers, storms and skies scattered throughout, The Trail is full of songs that outgrow their origins, thriving and blossoming as they develop. With The Trail, Miss Kenichi has created an album that is boundlessly immersive, full of wisdom, grace and wonder.

The Trail is released 24th November via Sinnbus/Rough Trade.

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