We are so amped to debut “In the Line” from Pennsylvania singer-songwriter Koji’s forthcoming debut album Crooked in My Mind. Koji’s punk-bred acoustic jams have always been intensely personal and disarmingly armored in passion and sincerity. But this one is a hot burning coal of a song. He says, “‘In the Line‘ is about the troubling things we try to forget.” After you hear it, you may indeed come away with restless conscience.
The rest of the album promises to be just as intense. “Honesty was paramount in the making of Crooked In My Mind. This idea of making something real guided every step of the process from the songwriting to capturing sounds to the final mix,” he says of the project, which follows a long string of split albums and EPs. It was recorded with members of La Dispute, Balance and Composure, Title Fight, Gypsy and Lauryn Hill’s band. Check out the trailer:
Seriously, Run For Cover records had to deliver this song to us in a special fireproof carrying case. They’ll be delivering the rest of Koji’s album April 30th. The man himself is heading out on tour now with Slingshot Dakota.
And, finally, listen to, but don’t touch “In the Line”:
April 5th: Long Island, NY@ Mixtape Fest.
April 6th: Boston, MA @ The Democracy Center
April 7th: Hamden, CT @ The Space
April 9th: Albany, NY@ Valenties
April 10th: Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
April 11th: Baltimore,MD @ Charm City Art Space
April 12th: Richmond, VA @ Stay Sweet Fest
April 13th: Toledo, OH @ Jamboree