“Butterfly Effect” has finally dropped! After Koven teasing the LP throughout 2019 and the start of 2020, this has been coined as one of the most anticipated albums of this year.
On first listen to its contents, track by track, it’s easy to hear why this is. With fourteen selections to choose from, each one offers the sound which has been spearheaded by Koven from the beginning, despite being presented through different tempos and exploring the full versatility of their production.
Records like “Yes“, “Followers“, “All for Nothing“, “Shut My Mouth“, “Give You Up“, “Your Pain” and “Gold” have taken you through the motions of “Butterfly Effect” with its unbridled diversity. Koven has demonstrated the standards which they’ve adhered to throughout its process, since its first reveal earlier in 2019. However, the vast expanse of eye-watering new music highlights that Koven’s work rate is second to none. With the cinematic drum & bass flavours of “Worlds Collide” introducing “Butterfly Effect“, it’s a precursor of what’s to come, quickly followed by the album’s soaring title-track. The James Bond inspired “Speaking Through Smoke Detectors” takes you through a movie soundtrack soundscape whilst the emotive current of “For Me” delivers a different twist to their usual bass-heavy undercurrents, alongside the switched up tempo of “Stars“. Katie Koven’s incredible vocal textures ring through tracks like “Missing” and you’re made aware of her incredible artistry from start to finish. Meanwhile, the sweeping layers of “Surely You Know“, which draws the album to a close, creates a powerful stirring of emotions, encapsulating what it means to deliver music with soul.
“Butterfly Effect” isn’t just an album of tracks; it’s a journey through the hearts and minds of Koven. Released through Monstercat.