Mister K keeps keeps his feet on the ground and his eyes on the heavens for his debut album In Event Of Moon Disaster — introduced by a charming video for the single Tamarack and showcasing today on Tinnitist.
In Event Of Moon Disaster is described as a musical journey through highs and lows, or “a pendulum swung through the hardship of darker days,” says the cosmic folk-pop balladeer from Lorette, Manitoba. Inspired by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the disc is ultimately about overcoming adversity, emerging from the darkness and finding light and hope at the end of the tunnel.
“I knew I wanted to make an album steeped in poignant and vulnerable themes, but I wanted it to also have some pop and sparkle,” says Mister K, aka singer-songwriter Kevin Roy Kratsch.
To celebrate, he’s released a live acoustic rendition of the track Tamarack, captured in the comfort of his own backyard. The sweet performance features the musician’s wife Avery on backup vocals and guitar, with their adorable bulldog Luna providing emotional support.
Mister K points out that one of the sonic Easter eggs found in the new album comes from his canine companion — every time the word “moon” is sung on In Event Of Moon Disaster, Luna rings a bell “if you listen hard enough.”
The nine-track, 34 minute effort was written solely by Mister K and recorded at Paintbox Recording Studios in Winnipeg. Mister K co-produced the record, with engineering by Rusty Matyas (Sheepdogs, Imaginary Cities); Mister K said that they found inspiration and empowerment through the strength of healing associated with music and art.