Today, Matador Records have shared a full album stream of Kurt Vile's sixth solo studio album, b’lieve i’m goin down.
On the Matador Records website, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon wrote a very nice review of the album that includes a quote from Kurt Vile about his songwriting process:
I wanted to get back into the habit of writing a sad song on my couch, with nobody waiting on me. I really wanted it to sound like it’s on my couch — not in a lo-fi way, just more unguarded and vulnerable.
The 12-track album spans just a little bit over an hour, and finds Kurt getting in touch with his vulnerable side through his lyrics and music. A range of varied instruments are prevalent on the album, from acoustic, electric, and lap steel guitars to banjos, keyboards, bass, horns, and drums. His 2013 album, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, showed that Vile is a master guitar player. The inclusion of keyboard and piano sounds add to this album's versatility. There's a warm, human side to these songs, which aren't distracting and allow you to immerse yourself in Kurt's storytelling.
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