In the past year alone, L.A. duo KNOWER has toured a big chunk of the world, and this week one half of the group releases a new solo album. Louis Cole has been releasing his own material pretty much since the beginning of KNOWER back in 2009, and if you listen to both, you can pinpoint Cole’s songwriting style right off the bat. As with KNOWER, Cole uses his formal music education and multi-instrumental mastery to create cocktails that are balanced parts jazz-funk, indie-electronic and just in general – fun. Cole has kept listeners busy with some spread out single releases the past couple years, and on Friday you’ll get to hear his third full-length album, Time.
Time is bursting with electro-funk features including Thundercat, Brad Mehldau and even a twenty-three-piece string orchestra. Cole’s better half from KNOWER, Genevieve Artadi, joins him on one of the album’s lead singles (and incredible music video) – “When You’re Ugly”.