For those tuned in to the ever-rotating lineups of the San Francisco indie-pop scene, the name Kacey Johansing might ring a bell. The Bay Area singer/songwriter has, over the past view years, collaborated with Thao & Mirah and tUnE-yArDs; been a member of Geographer; and played in experimental-folk band Yesway. Along with her myriad collaborative efforts, though, Johansing also creates her own brand of experimental folk under her own name.
“Enemy” is the latest taste from her sophomore album, Grand Ghosts, which lives up to her label’s statement that the record is a darker affair than her previous output. “You weave your night into your days,” sings Johansing, with a voice that pools like smoke from a fog machine. Complemented by spare harmonies and plucked guitar, “Enemy” is stark piece of ghostly songwriting that displays Johansing’s gift for spare arrangement and stark emotionality.
GRAND GHOSTS IS OUT FEBRUARY 26. FOR MORE ON THE ARTIST, VISIT HER WEBSITE.
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