|With a discography that ranges from sticky boogie-not-boogie to imaginative post-new age it would be an understatement to merely describe Suzanne Kraft’s work as ‘versatile’. With this new album for Melody as Truth he reinvents himself once again, this time as a hazy, gazey DIY indie rocker.
Opening with the understated ‘On Our Hands’ Kraft (real name Diego Herreira) hesitantly tries his hand at sunkissed dreampop and DIY stoner rock, albeit of the softer kind, displaying his impressive newfound songwriting skills only to crank up the noise on side B and go full shoegaze.
It’s a sound that’s informed by the jangly indie rock of The Go-Betweens and Teenage Fanclub and the wavey pop of Polyrock, The Motels and The Passions, as exemplified by the accompanying playlist on Spotify that reads “some all-timers, influences and things I've just been listening to that somehow relate to my album 'About You’”.
‘About You’ isn’t just about absorbing influences and using them to your own advantage, though. ‘About You’ is a personal statement about vulnerability that’s hard to resist because of its sheer intimacy. Need more of this? Then check out Kraft’s SK Radio on dublab.de, displaying the full range of his musical influences. (RO)