Luck ManTim Cohen
|Wall About a Window|
|Meat is Murder|
|Breathe and Die|
|I Need a Wife|
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Tim Cohen wants make you aware of lifeâ€™s imperfections; he likes to play devilâ€™s advocateâ€¦or maybe he's more like the devilâ€™s buddy, offering up his own dark but playful asides. OnÂ Luck Man, the Fresh & Onlyâ€™s and Magic Trick frontmanâ€™s first solo record for Sinderlyn, Cohen has created a lush, insular world that deals with the uneasiness of accepting lifeâ€™s inherent flaws.Â
Recorded in his attic and at El Studio in San Francisco after recently moving back to a city he longed called home,Â Luck ManÂ is a personal statement distilled from Cohenâ€™s own experiences. â€œI draw upon little moments and memories to make music,â€ he says. â€œI like to think Iâ€™m leaving bits of wisdom behind, but I donâ€™t possess the wisdom for longer than it takes to make a song. I inherit it momentarily, write it down, attach a melody that fits the words in rhythm, and then record it.â€Â Attempting to answer the unanswerable, Cohen aims to fill this existential void with his songwriting.
The intricacies of tracks like â€œI Need A Wifeâ€ and "John Hughes" belie Cohenâ€™s seemingly simple writing process where warmth and comfort meets a questioning anxiety. However, there's always more to each song than meets the eye. Influenced byÂ Van Morrison'sÂ Veedon FleeceÂ as well as his one-time day job as a delivery driver (see "Meat Is Murder") and other daily travails, Cohen eschewsÂ focusing on overarching topics like love, hope or despair and, instead, creates his own stories with fleeting, yet quietly complex characters and thoughts.Â
After over a decade of writing and releasing music under various monikers, it's clear that Cohen is more than capable of producing a beautiful record, whether or not you want to dig deeper intoÂ life's nagging paradoxesÂ is solely up to you.