Kim Janssen took three years to record his new album.
Three years of intense focus, three years of continually pushing himself into fresh spaces, down fresh artistic avenues.
New album 'Cousins' is the result. Already a cult success in this country, the record gains a full UK release on May 12th, with the songwriter ready to share an inquisitive new video.
'Gouldians' is one of the album's real standout moments, a tender reflection on youth, ageing, and the shift in perception that experience brings. Kim explains:
"My new album 'Cousins' is a personal account about looking back and growing older, about longing and displacement, spiritual doubt, dedication, and obsession. I grew up in Asia and I guess you create your own version of every place you’ve been in your memory; I like to explore this idea with music. Growing up over there also has an influence on my lyrics, especially on this record. To me it’s a pop album. I wanted to make an album that I would actually like to listen to."
'Gouldians' certainly fulfils those ambitions. The video lingers on one second, a freezeframe moment that shifts between various points of perspective.
Tune in now.
Catch Kim Janssen at The Great Escape next week (May 18th – 20th).