Israeli singer/songwriter Jonathan Kotik, better known by his nom de plume, Trace Kotik, first stepped into the local Israeli indie-music scene & gained praise for his powerful indie-rock & alt-folk voice & style with his previous band JON back in 2017. The band released a short debut EP that was shelved as the band came to some artistic disagreements & quickly broke-up.
This led Jonathan to reinvent himself as Trace Kotik & to start work on his debut album “Everything has been done by now, so now, everything is possible…” (Full title in the link).
His work & style brings about comparisons to Bon Iver, Father John Misty & Wilco. Diverting from his previous band sound, his debut album adopts a more off-the-wall indie pop approach that evokes the spirit of Kurt Kobain all the while introducing a unique & vast modern sound, all produced by Kotik himself & recorded live in his home-turned-studio in the countryside, an hour ride from Tel-Aviv city.
Kotik grew up in Mishmeret near the sea & by the forest in the countryside of Israel.
His mother, a psychotherapist with a passion for the arts & education. His father, an industrial designer, hobby guitar builder & tech enthusiast, who built together with Trace his custom made guitar.
The album, self released by Kotik together with the boutique Berlin based indie label IMU Records, was originally set to be released in 2019, but got pushed again & again following some personal struggles, & of course the COVID-19 crises.
„Everything has been done by now, so now, everything is possible…“ is an honest & original piece of work that hits you hard & deep from the first note to the last bizarre psychedelic-poem-track, on which Kotik is reciting the full name of the album, a curious & somewhat philosophical look into his own mind & view of the world we live in, ending with the very powerful & ever so meaningful phrase for our present time “Think before you react”.
Everything has been done by now, so now, everything is possible…
Label: IMU Records
Genre: Singer – Songwriter
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