January 22nd will see the release of Sonya Kitchell’s We Come Apart. Taking on the role of producer for this release, the album represents a time of growth and reinvention for Kitchell. It was roughly recorded at a farmhouse in western Massachusetts, not far from where she grew up. The raw tracks were then transported to New York where Kitchell recruited friends to put the finishing touches on via drums, percussion, horns and string.
“Hurricane”, the second single from We Come Apart, is Kitchell’s message to the universe. Natural and man-made disasters are unfortunate events we face as humans on this earth and how we deal or don’t deal with them is represented through the song. “It’s a song about the need for love and consciousness as the natural earth breaks around us,” says Kitchell. She calls music a necessity; it’s her oxygen.
Listen below to the very powerful track. “Hurricane” was inspired by the sounds of West African Tuareg desert people. Earthy blues blend well with Kitchell’s raw, yet clear as the desert sky vocals. It’s a great tune to clap and chant along with as Kitchell tackles such sobering subject matter.
Pre-order We Come Apart now via iTunes and receive both singles, “Hurricane” and “Mexico”. You can also catch Kitchell on tour next week for a few select dates (1/15-1/17: Santa Rosa Beach, FL at 30A Songwriters Festival, 1/21: Northampton, MA at Parlor Room, and an album release show on 1/22 in New York, NY at Mercury Lounge).