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.
Karmic Fury Records is extremely proud to announce the long-awaited release of Folkstar’s debut album Emotional Bootcamp. Over the winter Folkstar spent months in the Karmic Fury recording studio painstakingly perfecting each instrument and each track on the album. The album was then mixed and mastered by local legend Karen Kane at The North Bend Room.
The songs on the album range from the catchy radio-friendly “Twilight”; hard rockin “Temptation”; singer-songwriter “Cards and Letters”; lyrically folky “Hurried to Leave”; upbeat triumphant “After All”; personal and political “Beggar’s Plea”; new alt-country “Gone”; graceful pop “Reign Falls”; to the more electronically sonic “Hug Me Up” and “Everything You Need”. There is definitely quite a range of influences and genres exposed on Emotional Bootcamp.
Folkstar’s album can be purchased directly through folkstar.net, as well as through all major online retailers including iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and Bandcamp.