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morceau du jour: Jesse Kivel – LA Story

Charming waves of professional groove coming in from palmy California. LA Story is the first single off Content, the debut solo EP by Jesse Kivel of Kisses and Mt. Si fame. LA Story came out yesterday and is attached below for your convenience – couldn’t be a better companion for your average August afternoon.

Content has been in the making for the better part of the last three years, says Jesse, “I had a child, started a company, bought a home with a 2-car garage, and am in an ever-changing 11-year relationship. But am I content? My music has never taken longer to complete, but this new depth of time altered me. It slowed me. My mind calmed and my heart eased its pulse. I wanted to take snippets of jazz and fusion (“dad” music) and let the sounds inform my own songwriting. Playing and joking with the idea of what dads might listen to, in many ways, makes it easier to face my new reality. That I am not as young as I once was, and that the act of writing and recording is an endless process instead of one defined by the cycles of a tour or an album.”

Jesse Kivel has been behind some of the smoothest tracks in what has been more than a decade, from the indie pop classics in Princeton, to the dreamy summer vibes in Kisses and lately the more electronically inclined Mt. Si. Him and his works have been a constant source of content at Poule headquarters. Content the EP then was made with the help of his close friends Jeff Brodsky (producing) and Andrew Maury (mastering). The EP is out October 6th on New Feelings/Rallye. Team Poule says, oh the joys of fatherhood.

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