Photos – Jenny Selegey

Der israelische Singer-Songwriter TRACE KOTIK ist zurück. Er ist bekannt von der Band JON und machte seine ersten musikalischen Schritte in der israelischen Indie-Szene. Sein musikalischer Stil ist eine Mischung aus kraftvollem Indie Rock und Alt Folk, die an Bon Iver, Father John Misty & Wilco erinnert. Sein neues Album “Everything has been done by now, so now, everything is possible…” erschien am 23.04.2021, vorab gab es die beiden Singles ‘Until Next Time’ und ‘Hesitant’. Zum besonders langen Titel der LP gibt Kotik zu Protokoll:

“Everything has been done by now, so now, everything is possible. With this in mind, and the perception that anyone can know anything with a slide of a finger. This is the longest title I could think of, Trump was president for god’s sake, and I dream of America, maybe it’s because of the fiction of the American dream, or maybe everything is fiction, and nobody knows anything, although we all learn all the time, and time is accelerating itself all the time, and the tipping point of singularity is supposed to happen in 2045, and global warming is real as hell. This is scary, this is exciting, this is terrible, this is amazing, constant conflict, order In disorder, discombobulated notes As an art form, or not really, but maybe, just maybe, this will be enough for now. No, not yet, there are still things that haven’t been said, things that have never been done, saving planets, new species, loving each other for no reason, being a billion as one, minerals we haven’t found, seven elements that we are not aware of. When the time comes, eat fake meat to stop the slaughter, buy new cyborg wings if you can afford it since flying is supreme, read my mind and I’ll read yours, super powers could be awesome and homo-deus might have some, we will probably be updated in some sort of way through the years and we might need to fight in and then we’ll relapse, or maybe not, no one truly knows what will happen. I find this exhausting, you’ll find this exciting, embark on a journey that no one knew that needs to happen, find reassurance in daily acts. Think before you react.”

Und damit ist schon sehr viel auch über seine Musik gesagt, Trace Kotik ist authentisch, versucht erst gar nicht, sich einen bestimmten Stil anzudienen und konzentriert sich ganz auf sein brillantes Songwriting. Die insgesamt 10 Songs des Albums atmen sozusagen Indie – Atmosphäre aus, machen Spaß bei Zuhören und angefüllt mit performerischem Enthusiamus. Auf jeden fall ein Album, das eine größere Aufmerksamkeit verdient von einem ungewöhnlich kreativen Musiker, der diese Aufmerksamkeit sicher erlangen wird.


‘Until Next Time’