Kirby, Katy / Blue Raspberry
Album: Blue Raspberry   Collection:General
Artist:Kirby, Katy   Added:Feb 2024

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2024-02-12 Pull Date: 2024-04-15
Week Ending: Apr 14 Apr 7 Mar 31 Mar 24 Mar 17 Mar 10 Mar 3 Feb 25
Airplays: 2 2 3 1 2 4 5 3

Recent Airplay
1. May 15, 2024: Comes to Mind
Cubic Zirconia
4. May 04, 2024: Music Casserole
Blue Raspberry
2. May 15, 2024: sunday drive
Hand To Hand
5. May 01, 2024: Comes to Mind
Cubic Zirconia
3. May 08, 2024: That's not Bluegrass
Hand To Hand
6. Apr 28, 2024: CARTER DEMO
Cubic Zirconia

Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2024-02-08
“Blue Raspberry” Katy Kirby
Katy Kirby is Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who originally hails from Nashville via Texas. Her indie folk-rock style is relaxed and intimate, almost seemingly detached at times. But the lush melodies with intricate chord progressions and baroque influences captivate. And her disarmingly insightful lyrics peel back the layers on the complexities of relationships. Kirby grew up and was homeschooled in an evangelical Christian home. For this openly queer artist, these stories revolving around an imaginary female lover represent a journey of personal discovery. Strong critical reviews. RIYL: Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief), Squirrel Flower, Sun June or Rosie Tucker.
— Francis

Highly recommended: 3, 7, 10, 9, 6, 4. FCC on Track 12.

1. (3:22) Redemption Arc — Opens with confident vocals over deliberate piano chords. Evolves into a flowing piano ballad with strings. Strummed guitar, prominent bass, easygoing snare drum.
2. (1:41) Fences — Simple sway with minimal instrumentation. Hopeful vocals. Chimey and strummed guitars and backbeat drum.
3. (4:04) Cubic Zirconia — Uplifting, prancing melody. The single. Added synths give the tune a modest anthemic feeling. Witty lyrics with warm harmonies and backing vocals. ****
4. (3:47) Hand To Hand — Slow walk. Slightly bluesy. Plucked muted guitar. Shimmering effects. Oozy backing vocals provide counterpoint to lead vocals. ***
5. (4:29) Wait Listen (Radio Edit) — Even slower. Languid vocals. Intriguing bass and drum combo. Splashes of cymbal.
6. (3:19 Drop Dead — Playful tune with a complex bass line and frequent changes in direction. Organ, guitar and keys — plus orchestral backing. ***
7. (2:41) Party Of The Century — Sweet, catchy chamber pop with doubled vocals, accompanied by cello and mellotron. Builds somewhat, with a lovely violin solo play-out. ****
8. (4:48) Alexandria — Slow and plodding. Fuzzy orchestral backing. Becomes discordant and distorted.
9. (3:22) Salt Crystal — Another lilting piano ballad. Swelling strings as well, supporting Kirby’s crystalline vocals. ***
10. (4:41) Blue Raspberry — Halting ballad, almost Americana in its feeling. Strummed guitar. Sustained orchestral or synth chords. Yearning, harmonized vocals. ****
11. (2:01) Table — Starts with a bit of talking. Quickly becomes a fuzzy, distorted guitar rocker.
12. (4:33) Wait Listen (Unedited) FCC: fuck — Unedited version of track 5.

Track Listing
1. Redemption Arc   7. Party Of The Century
2. Fences   8. Alexandria
3. Cubic Zirconia   9. Salt Crystal
4. Hand To Hand   10. Blue Raspberry
5. Wait Listen (Radio Edit)   11. Table
6. Drop Dead   12. Wait Listen (Unedited)