Taking a semester off is starting to sound like a really productive decision. Eric Poretsky ’18 took a Wesleyan hiatus this semester in order to, among other things, finish and release his debut EP as Catalina, a duo project with Wes defector Jakob Shaw. Click past the jump to listen to the lead single they released today.
I’ll keep it brief: There’s a lot of craft audible in the nuanced palette of textures on “After All”. As different colors emerge, they frame and reframe Jakob’s crisp vocals. The song’s intricate design sounds to me like a strong entry into the contemporary discursive mishmash of alt-pop/-folk/-rock. Definitely grab your headphones for this one—your ears will thank you.