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A Genre-bending and Beautiful Album from Caroline Kuhn Has Arrived


A wonderfully lush new album release from Caroline Kuhn brings out an almost eclectic undertone bringing together elements of Indie pop, Americana, classic and vintage folk, and so much more in a very unique way that creates a youthful tonality and an atmosphere that lets you forget about your surroundings for a chunk of time.


The Be Something album is brilliantly woven with such heart and love that you can just tell everything is coming from someplace genuine and it's delivered with a thick character that you end up latching on to pretty much right from the beginning.


You get a lot of surprises throughout the record and this is something that keeps you on your toes but each surprise is beautiful and shows a little bit of a different side to the songwriting and it also gives you the idea that Caroline is one of those artists that is releasing music on her terms and in doing so she is releasing music with fewer boundaries than you were used to.


You have banjo, acoustic guitar, synths, and keys that are used as hooks, sometimes to add to the ether of the song, but either way, it brings together those genre-bending elements that all make this record a little bit envelope-pushing in a way.


What I adore the most about this record are the vocals because she just has a beautiful way of layering and harmonizing while she uses certain ones to create additional rhythms or to bounce off of other vocals at times.


There are parts of this record that make me feel like she's using her vocals as an instrument itself and I love this because it's so vibrant and colorful.


Their elements of cinematic backbone flow through the veins of this record and I think that the whole thing serves as chapters in the artist's life.


It feels like you're reading a book or watching a film especially if you listen to the whole record which this was meant for.


Yeah. Let's stop right here and just bring this up. This is an album that is meant to be listened to in full, from beginning to end.


This is important to understand because certain songs have ways of interconnecting with others musically or lyrically but even if this isn't a concept or a record or a full recollection of her life in different facets (which it is), if you don't listen to the whole album, you're not getting the full spectrum of what it delivers musically.


There are a lot of layers to be peeled back throughout this release and you should be checking this out with headphones on and about half an hour to spare which I'm sure you have.


I totally understand that we live in a single-based society these days but it's artists like Caroline who drop full albums like this that remind you of why you should be listening to albums instead of just singles.


This album speaks volumes for Caroline as an artist, as a person, and as a creator in general, and bears honesty, soul, and incredibly inventive effort.


Meanwhile, it does all this with such a natural flow and a wonderful meshing of tones and textures that you just can't look away from this thing.


This record gets a straight 9 out of 10 hands down.


Take a listen for yourself and see what I mean.

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