It’s a rare time in the life of any music lover that by the middle of February, in any given year, that they can have not one, nor two, but three potential candidates for album of the year. It’s just a thing that doesn’t happen. A feat that seems utterly impossible.
2018 has turned out to be the exception to the rule, with Cosmo Sheldrake, Daniel Blumberg and a certain artist from Sub-Pop records all unleashing absolute belters out into the world.
Today we are here to talk about the latter of that wonderful trio. A gentleman by the name of Kyle Craft, who may just be the best singer/songwriter you’ve yet to discover.
With an image that seems to combine all the best parts of Bob Dylan and John Cooper Clarke, polished out with a seventies glam sensibility and garnished with just a touch of good ol’ fashioned southern rock spice, this gentleman’s brand new album ‘Full Circle Nightmare‘ is absolutely packed to the rafters with sheer songwriting brilliance. Taking us on a journey through the sleazy rock ‘n’ roll of tracks of ‘Fever Dream Girl‘ and title track ‘Full Circle Nightmare‘, on to the slower paced and more heartfelt numbers like ‘Bridge City Rose‘ and ‘Slick & Delta Queen‘ (which manages to make itself sound as thought it would not be uncomfortable on a record), all with brief glimpses into the almost indie sensibilities of ‘The Rager‘ (which subtly showcases Craft’s self proclaimed influences from Father John Misty), this is an album that does not stand idle for a moment.
Sometimes it is simply impossible to not talk about an artist and spread their good name to other music fans. This is one of those times.
Here’s hoping that 2018 may be the year in which Mr. Craft makes his way onto your stereo.