Brooding and dark is “By the River” Kim Anderson. The harmony starts off subtle and sweet but turns dark with the out of place minor chord that invokes a wonderful sense of vulnerability within the listener. “By the River” is calm and collected but seeming could burst at any point despite the dynamics remaining familiarly stagnant throughout the piece. I’d recommend “By the River” by Kim Anderson for fans of: Aoife O’Donovan, Joni Mitchell, Joan as Policewoman, Andy Shauf, Sharon Von Etten, and Fleet Foxes. Kim Anderson studied at Boston and currently resides in the illustrious NYC which this song is written for and is a self described slow burning folk song. This is the second track off the debut record Yarrow which you can find on all streaming services should this dark and brooding tune tickle your fancies. Check out more information from the artist as well a streaming link to “By the River” below!
FROM THE ARTIST:
Kim Anderson is a singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist, born and raised in NYC. Her debut album, Yarrow, came out in April of 2018 this year on Biophilia Records. She writes melody-driven songs that are lush, lyrical and haunting.
Her musical language is influenced by her jazz-musician parents, her time studying composition at New England Conservatory, and the eclectic mix of music she absorbed in the small clubs, basements, concert halls and other diverse music venues in New York City. Her album was produced by Benjamin Lazar Davis (Joan as Policewoman, Cuddle Magic). Anderson spent time crafting rich string and woodwind arrangements for the songs on Yarrow, helping to create a soundscape for her songs that is both intimate and rich with orchestral textures.