Little did I know, Paul would find out that I had included his song on my mix, and half a year later, email me in May with his new EP, Radar. It sounded much too familiar, and after doing some research, I realized his email wasn't as random as I thought! So I am pleased to present to you both his new 3-song Radar EP and his latest single, "Come Out Wherever You Are," which is currently a free download - for the next few weeks at least. The track was produced and co-written with Todd Roache, who also worked on Radar with Paul.
Paul was also kind enough to respond to some questions via email, which are below. Get to know him better by reading the interview highlights, liking his Facebook page, and checking out the many other releases he has, all onhis Bandcamp!
KS: Are there any specific musicians whose sound have greatly influenced you? or unrelated favorite musicians?
PC: Simon & Garfunkel, Elliot Smith, and Gram Parsons, but with a huge dose of huge pop music. With Radar I'm trying to bring back some of that Indie Pop vibe.
KS: What has gone into the making of this EP? Any specific inspirations or ideas, events, etc. or anything in the process different than previous releases?
PC: ...I’ve been doing the folky/country acoustic guitar thing for a while but I noticed at a recent gig that every one of the ten songwriters playing had this same finger picking style and ernest delivery. I just found it all a bit dreary as no one really stood out. So I wanted to get away from that for a while so I can hopefully approach it with fresh ears/eyes if I feel the need to put some new heartbreak into a folky tune. So with this one I approached this guy I know called Todd Roache who was in an incredibly underrated band by the name of The Heart Strings... it was great to send him some rough ideas and see what magic he could work.
KS: Anything else that we should know?
PC: ...Probably just the fact that there are going to be more tracks/EPs on the way very soon. The lead track on the next EP is a song called "A Real Thunderbolt" that I can't wait to get out there - I'm hoping we might have it streaming in July some time if we can get it done in time. So keep your ears peeled for that people of the world!