Kirty: That's Not Me
Kirty- “That’s Not Me” (Postwar Records/Fontana North): There is no shortage of female singer/songwriters doing the folk meets pop thing, but few with the instant attractiveness of Kirty. She’s a member of up-and-coming Toronto indie rockers Fast Romantics, but is now to be reckoned with as a solo artist. This is the lead single from her self-titled sophomore album out September 23rd.
It features nice jangly guitar and a breezy melody, while her clean and pure voice, devoid of affectation, sounds both wistful and sweet here. The production work is top-notch too, presumably courtesy of Josh Van Tassel (he produced most of the album, with John Dinsmore at the helm for a few tracks). In a press release, the singer explains that "When Josh and I began recording the album, within a few songs, the stylistic umbrella became very clear. These were songs written in the summer, for the summer. It's the kind of album I want people to be listening to when they're riding their bike, or headed to the beach, or driving."
The cut has just been named one of CBC's Five Songs To Watch. A list we rarely concur with, but they got it right this time. Kirty will celebrate the release with a Toronto show on Sept 20th at The Dakota Tavern. A talent to watch closely.