Title - 'Magnetic Moves'
Artist - Katie Toupin
For those not in the know, Katie Toupin, formerly of Houndmouth, currently of herself, and futurely of the future, will release her debut solo album, Magnetic Moves this June 14th, 2019.
Indeed, in the spirit of self-reliance, Toupin took the reins in producing Magnetic Moves, letting her intuition guide her to everything from the harmony-heavy gospel of 'Lost Sometimes' to the Beatles-esque psych-pop of 'In Your Dreams.'
With multi-instrumentalist Scott Davis and percussionist Josh Blue accompanying Toupin, the album unfolds in a dreamy pastiche of soul and pop and brightly jangly ’70s rock, a sound that’s lavishly detailed but fantastically fluid.
1. 'Magnetic Moves'
2. 'Run To You'
3. 'Someone To You'
4. 'Real Love'
5. 'In Your Dreams'
6. 'As Good As It Gets'
7. 'The Hills Are Calling'
8. 'I Need You'
9. 'Lost Sometimes'
10. 'Back In Time'
The mid-tempo electro pop of the quietly defiant opener and title track 'Magnetic Movies' is an unadulterated joy to behold, and although 'Run To You' is a bit repetitive in its DNA, the wondrous hopefulness of the love song 'Someone To You' makes up for it in spades.
The lo-fi countryfied 'Real Love' is then followed by the more upbeat, rousing '70s flashback cut 'In Your Dreams' (which also features the vocals of Austin-based soul singers Lauren Marie and Angela Miller) with the truly beautiful ballad 'As Good As It Gets' along next.
The storytelling of a relationship gone bad 'The Hills Are Calling' follows that with the slow hand clappin' hipsway of 'I Need You' following. The album then rounds out with an Amy Winehouse-esque 'Lost Sometimes' (which again also features the vocals of Austin-based soul singers Lauren Marie and Angela Miller) with the upbeat melodic notes of 'Back In Time' bringing this delightful album to a close.
“It’s about being bold and being brave, and using your magnetism to create the world you want to live in,” says the L.A.-based singer/songwriter, Toupin.
"The whole album came from a place of wanting to be completely direct, in a way I never felt I could before. I think it’s important to let yourself show your heart like that.”
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