Kim Churchill is excited to unveil his stunning new single ‘When Everything Comes Undone’ and E.P. ‘I AM’ – recorded and co-produced by house and hip-hop producer Vincent Kottkamp, with additional production by Chris Collins (Gang of Youths, Middle Kids, Ruby Fields).
Written and recorded in Berlin, ‘I AM’ is seven songs of uplifting, alluring and melancholic indie-pop.
Kim describes the creative process and motivation behind the record:
"'I AM' was an exciting and explosive time of creativity for me. It marked the exciting beginning of my new 4 part E.P. collection. Berlin swept me away in all its beautiful counter points - from the gritty streets covered in colourful graffiti to the deep forests and quiet, summer fields. Working with Vince in his studio was full of magic and the different styles of music we're both into collided in a beautiful way. I couldn't be more proud!"
‘I AM’ begins with the anthemic new single ‘When Everything Comes Undone’ and the critically praised, warm and loping first taste ‘After The Sun’.
Sombre and heartfelt ballad ‘Look Too’ tapers down the mood momentarily, ensnaring the heartstrings with its warm and textured brooding sonics, before the slow building and eclectic ‘The Sunroom’; a dreamy and full sounding production that meticulously melds electronic and organic instrumentation, while Kim’s endearing vocals soar effortlessly above.
Fourth track ‘Fallen Rainbows’ is another upbeat number driven by its deft guitar work, samples and infectious chorus. 'As I Need It’ picks up the dynamic again with stomping percussion. The EP closes out with the blues infused ‘All I Remember’; a track where Kim and Vince both really seem to bounce off each other’s natural influences in a playful and organic way.
A traveller as much as an artist, Kim has lived on the road for years, but it was no longer enough just to pass through; for Kim it was time to show that world in his songs. This is Kim showing the value of a new way of thinking, of writing … of living.
‘I AM’ is the first instalment of a four-part EP series where each record taps into the people and environments of some of Kim’s favourite parts of the world. While Berlin is a city known for its buildings, culture and nightlife, it was the areas where the ‘built’ and ‘natural’ sides of Berlin collide and connect that drove the record.
The exciting and unique new project will also see Kim release an additional three EP’s over time, that were written and recorded in Canada, Australia and the UK respectively, in collaboration with local artists and producers. The juxtaposition of styles between Kim's acoustic and organic sounds with Vince's electronic, beats influences has created something truly unique and special.
In the coming weeks Kim will set off to tour ‘I AM’ in Germany, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom and will finish up in his homeland of Australia.
KIM CHURCHILL WORLD TOUR Tickets on-sale at www.kimchurchill.com
MON 13 MAY | UNTER DECK | MUNCHEN, GERMANY TUES 14 MAY | GROOVESTATION | DRESDEN, GERMANY WED 15 MAY | BADEHAUS | BERLIN, GERMANY FRI 17 MAY | BITTERZOET | AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS SAT 18 MAY | NOCHTSPEICHER | HAMBURG, GERMANY MON 20 MAY | BLUE SHELL | KOLN, GERMANY TUE 21 MAY | LES ETOILES | PARIS, FRANCE TUE 28 MAY | JAZZ CAFE | LONDON, UK FRI 7 JUN | OXFORD ARTS FACTORY | SYDNEY, AUS SAT 8 JUN | WOOLY MAMMOTH | BRISBANE, AUS SAT 15 JUN | HOWLER | MELBOURNE, AUS FRI 21 JUN | LION ARTS FACTORY | ADELAIDE, AUS SAT 22 JUN | JACK RABBIT SLIMS | PERTH, AUS