Kate Bollinger "Look at it in the Light" LP (Blue Marble Vinyl)
Richmond, VA-based artist Kate Bollinger has signed to Ghostly International and releases a 6 track EP. Lead track "Yards / Gardens” finds Bollinger in full swing, skipping verses of uncertainty above a bright and nimble bassline and kick. Guitarist Chris Lewis weaves throughout, his riffs unravel across the bridge, trailing her lines like ellipses. Written with Trainum and Lewis, “Yards / Gardens” reflects “feeling resistant to change, during a time when it felt like everything was changing,” says Bollinger. Growing up has become a motif in her work, but she’s never sidestepped the concept in quite this way. Here, self-assured and surrounded by vivid production, she leans back in the grass, letting expectations breeze by, reminding herself she’ll tend to things in good time.
For fans of woozy bedroom pop, classic '60s pop, Big Thief, Cat Power, and Weather Station.