It’s hard to believe we first spoke to jazzy folk singer-songwriter Sonya Kitchell 10 years ago, when she was just 17. Her voice had the maturity and emotional depth of a much older singer on her debut album, Words Came Back To Me, which caught our ears.
Recently, we caught up with Kitchell when she stopped by the Paste Studio to perform a few songs from her new album, We Come Apart. In the intervening years, she’s done a good deal of musical experimentation. After releasing her sophomore LP This Storm in 2008, she focused on adding a string quartet to her songs, which resulted in 2010’s Convict of Conviction. Since then, she’s performed more cinema-inspired music, both with her group the Brooklyn Strings and as a touring member of Blue Foundation.
Check out Kitchell’s Paste Studio performance in the above and below videos, and be sure to check out We Come Apart.