Though much of Los Angeles is a flat, crammed sprawl of houses and highways and cars and people, just beyond its urban center you can find easy access to some staggeringly beautiful spots of real nature. Those are the parts of Los Angeles that come to mind in Kayla Cohen’s music as Itasca, a project she has said is very much inspired by the city. “After Dawn,” which finds her singing over fluid acoustic guitar, captures a moment of quiet beauty as she begins with the line “After dawn sit by the window/ say my prayers for the day/ and the light streams through the window/ hours slipping through my fingers.” The song appears on her new album, Unmoored By The Wind, which is coming out via Real Estate guitarist and Ducktails mastermind Matt Monandile’s New Images. Listen to it below.
Unmoore By The Wind is out via New Images.