Gold Leaves – “Cruel/Kind” (Stereogum Premiere)

Gold Leaves is a new project of Grant Olsen, half of Seattle folk duo Arthur & Yu, but GL’s debut release The Ornament was four years in the making. After scratching sessions for a straightforward country or R&B-flavored album, the singer/songwriter hooked up with Papercuts’ Jason Quever to produce a campfire-ready collection of honey-voiced, subtly orchestrated Americana. Take a listen to the Fleet Foxy roots rock of “Cruel/Kind,” along with the album’s more ’60s-nodding title track, below.

Gold Leaves – “Cruel/Kind”
Gold Leaves – “The Ornament”

The Ornament is out 8/16 via Hardly Art.