New Jersey native Amy Klein is known to music fans as a punk rocker (Titus Andronicus) or an indie rocker (Leda, Hilly Eye). But at her core, she’s always been one thing: a poet. Never has that been more clear than on her forthcoming debut solo album, Fire. Out June 10th on Don Giovanni Records, the album sees Klein fully embracing an indie folk singer-songwriter aesthetic, one where her poignant lyricism becomes as much the focus as the her dynamic guitar work.
From playful odes to Don Henley on the title track (“Remember how it made me crazy?/ Remember how it felt like a dream?”), to the internal struggles of identity on “Someone Else’s Night” (“Getting used to seeing things from the back of the room/ It’s gonna be someone else’s night tonight”), Klein has a way with words that finds her in some pretty rare company. Fire is a record that sees the poetic heart burning strong, fighting back the darkness of insecurity and failure with the knowledge that being true to your own art is the only way to succeed.
“Fire is what happens when you refuse to give up,” Klein tells Consequence of Sound of the record. “You might experience things you never believed could happen. You might also create the songs that make it all worth it.”
Ahead of the official release date, you can stream the entire record above.
04. Yes Men
05. You Are The One
08. Someone Else’s Night
09. American City
10. Ocean Grove