Jammerzine has an exclusive interview with Alysia Kraft as well as a first look of her new video titled ‘Hamilton Pool’, with both the single and video releasing today.
Having already proven herself with Whippoorwill and The Patti Fiasco, Alysia breaks free on her own with a song dedicated to that perfect moment. Subtle like an anthem yet sweet like finding that perfect someone, ‘Hamilton Pool’ is the best way to inspire listeners aspire anyone to have that form themselves: by placing that message within the actual feelings and moment that inspired the song itself.
And, in this interview, we talk with Alysia about this song, that moment, and what setting those feelings and memories to music can do for both the artist and the fans.
This is an interview with a true artist, in every sense of the word.
Having amassed devoted regional followings for projects Whippoorwill and The Patti Fiasco as a celebrated songwriter and incomparably magnetic frontwoman, Kraft has sold out most of Colorado’s big stages and directly supported icons Bon Jovi, Blondie, Nathanial Rateliff and Bonnie Raitt on significantly bigger ones. Embracing the complexities of growing up queer on a cattle ranch in small-town Wyoming and choosing to love within a landscape that didn’t always love back, “First Light” is a triumphant homecoming and a defining solo debut.
Smart, retro-influenced indie pop and lush, bioluminescent folk will find crossover appeal with fans of HAIM, Sheryl Crow, Sharon Van Etten, and Waxahatchee. Enlisting close collaborator J. Tom Hnatow & Grammy-nominated Justin Craig to produce and mix and acclaimed engineer, Sarah Register to master, “First Light” is open-hearted and thoughtfully hook-adorned– with soundscapes as dimensional as Kraft’s western upbringing and the liberated narratives contained therein.
Featured image by Cassie Orduno.