Toronto's Luka Kuplowsky strips things back on "Winter Snow, Soft Grenade", delivering a hushed, twinkling, but devastating winter song.
2020 was a busy year for Toronto’s Luka Kuplowsky. Having already built a name for himself within the Toronto music community, March saw him sign to Next Door Records. Some of the leading lights of that community then joined him a month later in a cover EP that took in Judee Sill, Arthur Russel, Mary Margaret O’Hara and Justin Haynes.
The album, Stardust, followed in October, and drew together the same easy going, jazz-tinged folk feel, with languid bass lines, hushed delivery and twinkling synth-work. It’s akin to Joni Mitchell’s jazz investigations produced by Sandro Perri; Cohen produced by Arthur Russell. Recorded almost entirely live off the floor in just two days, it has an easy, perfectly imperfect immediacy.
Recorded exclusively for Best Fit, "Winter Snow, Soft Grenade" strips things back yet further, as gentle synths woosh and twinkle around Kuplowsky's almost whispered vocals.