11 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On a debut album that features an all-star cast, 23-year-old Kaela Sinclair from Denton, Texas, shows off a voice that’s already drawn comparisons to Regina Spektor and Sarah Jaffe. Acclaimed producer and drummer McKenzie Smith (Midlake, St. Vincent) worked with Sinclair at Denton's Redwood Studios, bringing in seasoned musicians like Buffi Jacobs (Polyphonic Spree), Daniel Hart (Broken Social Scene, St. Vincent), Fiona Brice (Placebo, Kanye West), Joey McClellan (Midlake, The Fieros), Evan Jacobs (Polyphonic Spree, Midlake), and Jesse Chandler (Midlake). “Ghosts You’ve Won” floats with ethereal undertones to match Sinclair's artistic ambition, which skirts genres that could be considered "almost pop." “Without” offers an intimacy that recalls Tori Amos’ obsession with Kate Bush. Whether it’s the piano and strings of the dramatic “Remnants Of” or the modern pop drive (no "almost" here) of “Original Sin,” Sinclair shows a range that should be put to good use throughout a potentially long career.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On a debut album that features an all-star cast, 23-year-old Kaela Sinclair from Denton, Texas, shows off a voice that’s already drawn comparisons to Regina Spektor and Sarah Jaffe. Acclaimed producer and drummer McKenzie Smith (Midlake, St. Vincent) worked with Sinclair at Denton's Redwood Studios, bringing in seasoned musicians like Buffi Jacobs (Polyphonic Spree), Daniel Hart (Broken Social Scene, St. Vincent), Fiona Brice (Placebo, Kanye West), Joey McClellan (Midlake, The Fieros), Evan Jacobs (Polyphonic Spree, Midlake), and Jesse Chandler (Midlake). “Ghosts You’ve Won” floats with ethereal undertones to match Sinclair's artistic ambition, which skirts genres that could be considered "almost pop." “Without” offers an intimacy that recalls Tori Amos’ obsession with Kate Bush. Whether it’s the piano and strings of the dramatic “Remnants Of” or the modern pop drive (no "almost" here) of “Original Sin,” Sinclair shows a range that should be put to good use throughout a potentially long career.

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