Singer-songwriter and producer Katie Herzig has released a new tune off her highly anticipated 6th studio album Moment of Bliss. The track entitled “Beat of Your Own” is a follow-up to her 4 previous singles which she unveiled throughout 2017. Now a veteran in the pop game, Herzig has already garnered attention from the likes of Interview Magazine, Noisey, Paste Magazine, TIME, andUSA Today on her work as an artist and producer. She is additionally recognized for her collaborations with Ingrid Michaelson and RAC.
Soul Coughing's second album, Irresistible Bliss, finds the band cutting away some of their eccentricities, leaving behind the bare basics of their pseudo-bohemian fusion of jazz, hip-hop, performance art, and alternative rock. Theoretically, the album should be more accessible; in practice, it is simply less involving. Though some engagingly quirky, off-center avant-pop remains, there are no jarring juxtapositions as satisfying as those that dominated Ruby Vroom, with its melded samples of Howlin' Wolf and the Andrews Sisters. There's enough strong music on Irresistible Bliss to suggest that the album is merely a slight sophomore slump, but that still doesn't make the long stretches of tediousness on the album any more forgivable.
Drummer Guigou Guigou Chenevier, a musician who likes meeting people and surprises, originated this project. With his friend Guy Sapin at the guitars, two Dutch Han Buhrs (vocals) and Raymond Van Santen (saxophone, clarinet & keyboards) as well as guests (Tim Hodgkinson, Sophie Jausserand…), he explores a universe of weird songs in which his creativity, his inventive drumming, the voice that really reminds of Captain Beefheart and the spontaneous interventions of the musicians are a pleasure.