Kenny Anderson is a songwriter from St. Andrews, Scotland who spent years in a bluegrass band prior to launching his solo career as King Creosote back in 1995. His new LP Astronaut Meets Appleman follows 2014’s From Scotland With Love, as well as 2011’s Diamond Mine, his Mercury Prize-nominated collaboration with John Hopkins. Lead single “You Just Want” is expansive, meditative folk — simmering in the moonlight over seven minutes without ever crossing over into a boil. Anderson is less concerned with shaping the music towards a typical song structure than simply setting up a dynamic space, one that crests and buckles in gradual waves alongside roving violins, harp, and vocal harmonies. Listen to the song and watch it’s hypnotic visual below.
Astronaut Meets Appleman is out 9/2 via Domino.