Kate Tucker releases a newly expanded version her EP Ghost of Something New today, an aptly named collection of songs that reflect both the past and the present of the Nashville-transplanted singer/songwriter. Recorded in Brooklyn, Seattle and Nashville and produced by Blake Wescott, Ghost's songs - with three new bonus cuts - come from sessions for her excellent 2010 longplayer White Horse as well as tracks originally written for an unreleased second album with her Seattle indie band The Sons of Sweden. The songs are reminiscent at times of the moody genre-blurring alt-pop of Cat Power and Neko Case, a poignant delicacy beneath the thoughtful melancholy, reflective odes spun with the occasional optimistic light beam shining through. The supple and upbeat charmer "Revolution" is more about new beginnings than angst as the song kicks off with a killer backbeat and never looks back while "Gallery" frames Tucker's tender, restrained singing in a lush chamber pop setting.
Kate Tucker - "Revolution" (from Ghost of Something New)
Kate Tucker - "Gallery" (from Ghost of Something New)
Stream and buy the expanded Ghost of Something New at Kate Tucker Bandcamp page