New Folkstar Album Loud and Clear is Now Available!

Karmic Fury Records artist Folkstar has just released their second album Loud and Clear! You can purchase it on their website or on iTunes, as well as local Wilmington retailers Gravity Records and Alman Gifts. For a sneak peek listen before you buy, visit http://folkstar.bandcamp.com.

Loud and Clear by Folkstar

Here’s a little bit about the album:

Folkstar’s new album Loud and Clear is an intensely ambitious 16-track work of art. Folkstar’s Kim Dicso and Sue Cag speak their minds on this album, with songs covering life and death, suicide and dreams, the flaws of our society and the beauty of our world.

Folkstar tackles teen bullying in the song “It Gets Better” (inspired by the It Gets Better Project). They scrutinize our manufactured lives in “Fabrication” and “Everybody Knows” and expose animal exploitation in “Human” and the jazzy number “Abolitionists.” Crowd favorite “Could You Be” is an anthem about love and dreams, as is “Dream Thieves.” Songs exploring death include “Final Curtain” and “New Eyes,” which delve into the emotional complexities of losing someone. Of course there are songs about love as well, such as “Trampoline” and “Ice Queen,” reminiscent of Folkstar’s debut album Emotional Bootcamp. Finally, the title track “Loud and Clear” tells the story of Cag’s hearing loss and talks about a “wake up call,” a common theme throughout the album.

Folkstar fearlessly creates music of substance. Although formed in North Carolina and labeled folk-rock, their music features a variety of influences including west coast rock, indie, blues, jazz, and of course, acoustic singer-songwriter folk and intense guitar laden rock ‘n’ roll.

 

Folkstar wraps up recording Loud and Clear

Folkstar has been in the Karmic Fury Records studio for several months recording the follow-up to their debut album Emotional Bootcamp. The new album is aptly titled Loud and Clear because it is a very daring and bold record. Folkstar takes both musical and lyrical risks with this new material, speaking their minds and tackling tough subject matter like life and death, suicide and dreams, the flaws of our society and the beauty of our world. The title track tells the story of Sue’s hearing loss. It also talks about a “wake up call” which is a common theme throughout the album.

Loud and Clear has more of a rock feel to it than Folkstar’s last album and is an ambitious 16-tracks in length. To learn more about the album and all things Folkstar please visit http://folkstar.net. There’s a fantastic blog describing the album and the meaning and inspiration behind it here: http://folkstar.net/loud-and-clear-folkstars-new-album. Folkstar begins the mixing phase this Friday with acclaimed engineer Karen Kane. Album street date to be announced very soon.

Folkstar's new album: Loud and Clear

 

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