After releasing their huge single Books & Comfort
in late July, Swiss quartet Cold Reading
are now set to release their new EP Sojourner
on the 22nd September via KROD Records
. The record consists of four heartwarming and inspirational tracks situated somewhere between contemporary indie rock and 90’s influenced emo.
EP can be pre-ordered via KROD Records here
You can read more about the making of the Sojourner EP below
During the writing process, the band withdrew to a small cabin in the back-country of their hometown. With wintery temperatures outside and comforting warmth by the fireplace inside, the four songs that are now released on Sojourner came to life. The intention was to capture that cosy, pleasant and peaceful atmosphere the group experienced up there in the music as well. The cover design goes along with this nicely. The cabin symbolizes the consoling sensation and the warmth of having arrived.
Sojourner means arriving and finding refuge: Looking for a place in this world was already the central motive behind the lyrics on Cold Reading‘s first album, where the main concern was the search. The new EP Sojourner picks up where the band’s 2015 album, Fractures & Fragments, left off. Singer Mike Portmann describes the lyrical content of the EP as follows
Inspired by changes that came along in my personal process, I wanted to emphasize a hopeful continuation of my progress. The lyrics capture moments on my journey and act as snapshots along the way. I learned to draw hope from different wells and to find solace within myself, as I’ve gotten better at putting up with setbacks and understanding failing as part of a development. To reconcile with myself is the vital element for me to accept myself.