Photo credit: Robb Klassen.
Hopping across the pond for this one, looking ahead to a heavy Stones Throw release. Kiefer makes beats and plays jazz piano, and it falls together pretty nicely, we think.
Kiefer is a constant in Mndsgn’s live trio, has shared the stage with Moses Sumney and Terrace Martin, and has lent production talents to the likes of Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak. He released his debut album Kickinit Alone on Leaving Records last year, earning a Best Jazz Album nomination from A2IM.
His album Happysad is forthcoming on Stones Throw on 8th June. From Stones Throw:
Whereas Kiefer describes Kickinit Alone as “90% focused on all types of sadness”, Happysad is more complex. He says it’s “my emotional journal of the last year. I struggle emotionally a lot, and yet I feel pretty damn good much of the time. This album is focused on both joy and sadness, and how they are always intertwined.” The track titles are deliberately left open to interpretation; opening on a confident, blissful note, then segueing into a more dynamic mood before entering a deeper, darker and more ethereal place.
Check out ‘What a Day’:
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