Kassi Valazza – “Watching Planes Go By”
A little while back I featured a standalone single from Kassi Valazza that found her injecting a sense of Cosmic Americana into Country’s trad trappings. Just over a month later the Portland songwriter offers up news of an upcoming album, Knows Nothing, and the first single, “Watching Planes Go By.” This time there’s still a country countenance but the song is cut with a sense of ‘60s UK folk, nodding to works by Fairport Convention and Pentangle alongside the darker folk musing of Americans like Susan Christie or Karen Dalton. The song’s midsection blisters into a torrent of rhythm and guitar that pulls this far from the ordinary modern country single, rippling with a turbulent tension. The new album is out April 20th on Loose Music / Fluff and Gravy.
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