Jazz meets Mumford & Sons. Sound crazy? Well, it works! For his latest single, Kuri brings us a composition that’s rooted in Americana folk but with a refreshing twist of jazz. “Sort Sol” begins with fingerpicked acoustic guitar, warm male harmonies, and a simple driving kit. However, this is not just another woodsy folk tune. An instrumental section featuring piano, fiddle, and flute breaks form with complex and free-flowing meters, adding a new energy to the composition before Kuri’s charged vocals reenter leading up to the chorus. What started as a simple Americana campfire song suddenly becomes a dynamic, fluid, and dancelike orchestration that beckons to the soul with a certain whimsy and jubilation. Quite the treat for a Thursday at the office!
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Though he may be a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer, Kuri chiefly describes himself as “an observer.” His keen insight and sonic curiosity thread together an intriguing framework of carefully constructed and composed alternative on 2018’s debut Human Nature EP [Nevado Music]. The foundation remains rooted in organic performances, classically infused orchestration, jazzy freeform spirit, cinematic ambition, and ultimately inspired observation.
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