Debut Album - You Are Loved
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Born and raised in a small beach city in Southern California, Kim moved to San Francisco after graduating from USC intending to pursue a graduate degree in Transpersonal Psychology when she found herself with a guitar in hand, deciphering the enigmatic sounds she could hear ever so slightly, digging their way out of her. She moved to New York City in the spring of 2007 where she began performing solo nearly every week at venues in the Lower East Side and soon after assembled a band with fellow San Francisco expiates. After their second show, studio time was blocked out at Monkeyboy Studios in Brooklyn,NY with producer Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson,) and engineer Brian Fulk (Martha & Rufus Wainwright) and the debut album You Are Loved was recorded in just under a week. Featured on the record is Alex Nahas on the chapman stick and Harry Green as well as Matt Johnson (Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Buckley, Beth Orton) on drums.
Kim draws inspiration from the cities of Paris, San Francisco, New York and Galway, the writing of Anais Nin and the artwork of Gustave Moreau; all are evidenced in her sound which merges ethereal highs effortlessly with earthy, melancholic lows. The strength of the album and the allure of their live show is Kim’s hauntingly fierce voice which coaxes emotions out of hiding, celebrates their release and then tends to the wounds with unflinching sensitivity. Her songs dig deep and then nestle in close to the heart, whispering moments of truth, battling with love and lust and offering an intimacy as compelling as it is provocative.