On last year's ...Until We Felt Red, Kaki King began to emerge from the dense cocoon that had shrouded her earlier work. Boasting layer upon layer of musicality, King's acoustic guitar workouts had everything but immediate accessibility. But Red found King working in new instrumental colors and even adding vocals to the mix. Now King is set to follow up that departure of a record, and apparently it's her "most accessible" effort to date.
Entitled Dreaming of Revenge, the album will arrive on March 4. Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Peter Gabriel) produces.
“Even though half the tracks are instrumentals, I feel like I’m writing pop songs," King said in a statement. "We really concentrated on the melodies."
King has kept busy recently, with contributions to films like Into The Wild and August Rush, as well as a collaboration with Dave Grohl on the Foo Fighters' new album. She'll add a new set of items to her itinerary with a 2008 tour. Dates are, regrettably, not set just yet. In the meantime, King is currently out playing a few gigs in Australia. Check the dates on her MySpace.
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