Australian singer Kim Churchill has shared his new single, ‘When Everything Comes Undone’, taken from his I AM EP, released today and was recorded and co-produced by house and hip-hop producer Vincent Kottkamp, with additional production by Chris Collins (Gang of Youths, Middle Kids, Ruby Fields).
Written and recorded in Berlin, I AM is seven songs of uplifting, alluring and melancholic indie-pop. Kim describes the creative process and motivation behind the record,
“‘I AM’ was an exciting and explosive time of creativity for me. It marked the exciting beginning of my new 4 part E.P. collection. Berlin swept me away in all its beautiful counter points-from the gritty streets covered in colourful graffiti to the deep forests and quiet, summer fields. Working with Vince in his studio was full of magic and the different styles of music we’re both into collided in a beautiful way. I couldn’t be more proud!
I AM opens with the anthemic new single ‘When Everything Comes Undone’ and the critically praised, warm and bounding ‘After The Sun’. Sombre and heartfelt ballad ‘Look Too’ tapers down the mood momentarily, ensnaring the heartstrings with its warm and textured brooding sonics, before the slow building and eclectic ‘The Sunroom’; a dreamy and full sounding production that meticulously melds electronic and organic instrumentation, while Kim’s endearing vocals soar effortlessly above.
Fourth track ‘Fallen Rainbows’ is another upbeat number driven by its deft guitar work, samples and infectious chorus. ‘As I Need It’ picks up the dynamic again with stomping percussion. The EP closes out with the blues infused ‘All I Remember’; a track where Kim and Vince both really seem to bounce off each other’s natural influences in a playful and organic way.
A traveller as much as an artist, Kim has lived on the road for years, but it was no longer enough just to pass through; for Kim it was time to show that world in his songs. This is Kim showing the value of a new way of thinking, writing and living.
I AM is the first instalment of a four-part EP series where each record taps into the people and environments of some of Kim’s favourite parts of the world. While Berlin is a city known for its buildings, culture and nightlife, it was the areas where the ‘built’ and ‘natural’ sides of Berlin collide and connect that drove the record.
The exciting and unique new project will also see Kim release an additional three EP’s over time, that were written and recorded in Canada, Australia and the UK respectively, in collaboration with local artists and producers. The juxtaposition of styles between Kim’s acoustic and organic sounds with Vince’s electronic, beats influences has created something truly unique and special.
‘WHEN EVERYTHING COMES UNDONE’
TAKEN FROM THE I AM EP
In the coming weeks Kim will set off to tour I AM in South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom where he will play London’s Jazz Café on May 28th, before finishing in his homeland of Australia.
The UK and European dates can be found below, and tickets are available here.
UK TOUR DATES MAY 2019
13th – Munchen, Unter Deck
14th – Dresden, Groovestation
15th – Berlin, Badehaus
17th – Amsterdam, Bitterzoet
18th – Hamburg, Nochtspeicher
20th – Koln, Blue Shell
21st – Paris, Les Etoiles
28th – London, Jazz Café