Since the release of her 2007 critically-praised album Long View with her original Seattle band The Sons of Sweden, Kate Tucker has recorded a fine solo album White Horse and a follow up EP Ghost of Something New. For her fan-funded new project The Shape, The Color, the Feel (February 11), Tucker, now relocated in Nashville, has enlisted a new crop of musician friends for her reincarnated Sons of Sweden. The dream pop of Long View and the wistful melancholy of her solo projects remain key components to Tucker's richly-textured songs. But The Shape, The Color The Feel bristles with newfound urgency, guitarist Wes Chandler's reverbed, Edge-influenced guitar lines serving as a powerful backdrop to Tucker's lighter-than-air vocal presence on the punchy, perfectly modulated "Hangover" and new single "Looking Around." The feel is measured and the emphasis is on melody over mayhem but there's no denying the adrenalin rush. Click through for "Hangover" and the "Blue Hotel" and "Looking Around" videos.
Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden - "Looking Around" (from The Shape, The Color, The Feel) Free Download
Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden - "Hangover" (from The Shape, The Color, The Feel)