Published Sep 10, 2013Former Forest City Lovers member Kat Burns has announced she'll deliver Bound, the guest-heavy sophomore set from her KASHKA project, on November 5.
Toronto-based Burns and producer Leon Taheny (Rituals, Dusted) began working on Bound shortly after she wrapped tours in support of 2012's Vichada, but the recording session got off to "a rough start," according to the press release. A six-month sabbatical had Burns heading over to Poland to retrace her roots, which led to her working with a Polish folk orchestra. After learning about "mountain music and ancient instruments," she began demoing songs on an iPad and started working on the album anew with Taheny once she got back to Canada.
Further evolving the musician's self-described "folkpoptronica," Burns reached out to a number of Toronto-area musicians for her latest organic-meet-electronic song cycle. This includes performers from Bruce Peninsula, Bernice, the Bicycles, Ohbijou and Tokyo Police Club.
Lyrically, the album apparently homes in on themes of "landscapes, family history, and fractured relationships." "Never Had It" is described as an unsent Dear John letter, while "Grain of Salt" is about needing some alone time. The strings-assisted "Gibraltar," meanwhile, is said to include "images of secret meeting places," while "Bloodlines" analyzes family bonds.
Full song previews have yet to be delivered, but you can check out a quick album trailer down below.
1. Never Had It
2. Grain of Salt
3. We Let The Shadow In
5. Body Like Lead
8. Cursed Wind
9. Easy Prey
10. Maybe It's Time