Western MA based singer-songwriter, WBUR Tiny Desk finalist and 2018 Iguana Fund recipient Corey Laitman has released their lush and lyrical sophomore album, Seafoam. Produced by Mark Miller of J Mascis fame and Grammy-nominated Anand Nayak, the songs featured on Seafoam have been described as bluesy folk-pop with secret, spiritual undertones.
What defines Laitman’s music and sets it apart is the poetic, layered lyrics that surprise even those who study words. The songs and album require repeated listening; complex enough to keep you hooked, but melodic enough to bring on a musical trance state. Instrumentalist Anand Nayak of Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem popularity colors the album with electric guitar, banjo and mandolin arrangements as generous and soaring as the songs themselves.
Like artists such as Deb Talan from The Weepies and Anais Mitchell, the characters of Laitman’s songs become immediate and curious. Norma Jean and Emily Robbins (two characters featured on their album) are surrounded in imagery and feeling; worlds of people are woven and realized.
In a testimonial offered through the artists website, Laitman’s was praised by American poet Gordon Massman as being among “those few singer-songwriters that through undeniable talent climb over the competitive frenzy into the public sphere. Corey Laitman is of that caliber, and I entreat you to listen.”
To get in touch with Corey, get more information about Seafoam, or hear more about their upcoming and previous work, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, visit coreylaitman.com, or visit their bandcamp at www.coreysong.bandcamp.com.