Jagjaguwar – January 24th
Considering it took Kaya Wilkins five years from her first SoundCloud upload to release an album, it seems doubly surprising to receive the follow-up less than a year later. Upon listening, however, the alacrity of the NYC-based-Norwegian makes total sense. Characterised by brutal candour that’s often dredged through gallows humour, Watch This Liquid Pour Itself is very much a companion piece to 2019’s Both.
Impressively, it’s even more droll, dissecting sex and bipolar depression in wicked soundbites like, “What if the pills I take will stop me getting wet?” and, “Netflix and yeast infection.” Wilkins is more adventurous in her arrangements this time round too, dabbling in woozy disco (‘Mother Nature’s Bitch’) and Cate Le Bon-ish indie (‘Psych Ward’), via an a capella hymnal with disconcertingly Nico-esque vocals (‘Zero Interaction Ramen Bar’).
Photo by Coco Capitán.