Articles tagged with: Jim Kroft
On 16th May 2011, Jim Kroft will be releasing his 2nd single ‘The Jailer’ from his upcoming sophomore album ‘The Hermit And The Hedonist’ which will be released in September 2011.
The first single ‘Memoirs from the Afterlife’ went top 100 in the Germany National Airplay chart for 6 weeks – the only song to appear in the chart without a record company this year.
Jim Kroft is in no mood for half measures and is coming out of the lunatic fringe wild and frenzied and swinging blindly.
An independent artist living in Berlin, Kroft chronicles life in the 21st century and the adventures of his own spirit. Widely unknown in Europe, he considers himself in exile from the UK.
His debut album was released in July 2010 and made considerable impact on the blogosphere before returning swiftly to obscurity.
New song ‘Memoirs from the Afterlife’ is like Esther´s staircase set to music. The same melody migrating through different keys, a paradox leading endlessly back on itself. In this way it attempts to portray the shifting realities facing modern man. The song posits that in the myriad of uncertainties, the polarization of ideas and the morphing of cultures, understanding can only come through acquiescence before the great tide of things.
‘Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’ is about a young man’s effort to grow up sane in a bonkers world.
Raised in the highlands of Scotland and immigrating to Berlin for inspiration, Jim Kroft, with nowhere to stay on arrival, was given shelter in an abandoned building by the Tacheles Arts Community – a cabal of artists and squatters stationed in the heart of the East Side.
“One Sees the Sun” is the debut single from Jim Kroft, an up and coming singer/songwriter based in Berlin. The single is taken from Kroft’s forthcoming album “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” which is about a young man’s effort to grow up sane in a bonkers world.
`One Sees the Sun´ was inspired by a meeting with Colin Wilson, author of the famed 1956 masterpiece The Outsider, who Kroft went to Devon to meet one summer. The strange old sage insisted on the young songwriter staying the night in his library which housed over 40,000 books.