stream premiere: It's Not Anymore - Prolly Knot
The debut EP from Prolly Knot reveals itself like a series of late night confessions. Artist Sam Pinkerton presents a soundtrack that challenges and bends the definitions of the genres it stands for - from the somber effects that make for stunning whispered secrets on opener "Perennial" to the heartbreaking look back in closer "Teeth (Never Should Have)" that has Pinkerton's husky vocals taking center stage on a single of sparse instrumentation. The release came to Pinkerton unintentionally during a period of writer's block and perhaps that period of feeling stuck is what inspired a sound that's so free and unrestrained. There's a pulsing current of R&B that ripples throughout the recording, but elements of pop and bits of electronic experimentation weave their way throughout as well, resulting in four tracks of soaring freedom. Pinkerton is turning over a new page in her musical endeavors with this project and we're lucky enough to be able to flip through the book, seeing just the beginning of where the artist's story may eventually lead.
As Pinkerton reveals: "To be able to write, I changed up everything about my process. Once I realized these songs were far from my usual Americana/ Folk sound, I decided to start a new project. I called this project many other names before landing Prolly Knot. It took 3 years and moving across the country to finally settle on it and actually start over with renaming & re-branding."