Indiana-based singer/songwriter and Hoops bassist Kevin Krauter visited the Paste Studio in Manhattan to perform songs from his forthcoming album Full Hand, out on Feb. 28 via Bayonet Records. Full Hand follows his 2018 debut Toss Up, a nine-track collection of tuneful, reassuring guitar pop.
Krauter performed four tracks from Full Hand in this session: “Surprise,” “Full Hand,” “Patience” and “Pretty Boy.” Paste featured “Pretty Boy” on our list of (Unofficial) Songs of the Summer 2019, and Scott Russell praised the song’s “mesmeric guitars and breathy vocals” as well as Krauter’s “deceptive degree of dynamism.”
Per a press release, Full Hand tackles subjects like religion, self-confidence and sexuality. “A lot of the lyrics touch on how I was raised religiously, touch on me understanding my sexuality more and more in recent years,” Krauter says. “Just growing up and becoming more confident in myself…that process of looking inward and taking stock of myself.”
Watch Kevin Krauter’s Paste Studio session below, and you can preorder Full Hand here.