The track is taken from his new stripped-back EP.
KULICK has just shared a new EP called 'Sitting In A Quiet Coffeehouse', a stripped back and intimate take on five tracks from his 2020 album 'Yelling In A Quiet Neighbourhood'.
One such track is 'Waiting For You', which has a neon-stained music video to accompany it.
A mesh of twinkling keys and blossoming synths under a wave of acoustic guitar strums, it's a really lovely and dramatic take on a wonderful song.
KULICK had this to say about the whole concept of the EP:
“I created the album “Sitting in a Quiet Coffeehouse” which gives a new perspective to my most recent album “Yelling in a Quiet Neighborhood.” I have always felt the strongest with songs in their acoustic form. I used multiple acoustics in the recording process, including Taylors, Martins, and the new Fender Acoustasonic.
Re-recording these songs with more of a “coffeehouse” vibe (hence the name “Sitting in a Quiet Coffeehouse”) made me remember what it was like when I first learned the acoustic guitar and when I first recorded these songs. It made me feel a bittersweet nostalgia in both cases. It also made me realize how sad some of these songs actually are when you take away all of the production.
Overall, I hope it gives fans, both new and old, some KULICK songs that are more “chill” than normal, but still organic and authentic."
And here's the video for you:
KULICK also spent some of 2020 playing some of the 'Yelling In A Quiet Neighbourhood' tracks live from home.
One of those is 'Just Be Friends', which sounds like this:
We had a chat with the man himself earlier in the year, which you can read in full right HERE. Here's a little taster:
Where do the roots of Kulick lie for you? Where do you feel as though this project really started?
"I divide it into two different things. The first is when I was 13 was when I started playing guitar and writing journal entries and turning them into songs. I always felt a real release when I sang. It was almost like yelling, taking all my aggression and emotion out in that. I remember thinking, ‘Why does this not feel the same when I listen to a song compared to when I sing it?’ and I wanted to start doing it myself properly but I really wasn’t good. I had to keep on singing over and over to get good.
Then I did the whole band thing and I loved playing music in that way and sharing my soul with people. But Kulick started the moment that I started making my own songs and producing my own stuff after college. I went to school for audio engineering and that’s where I learned to use the software and record and write better. I just knew from there that I didn’t want a normal job. I wanted to be the guy who was a musician."
When you’re young and just expressing yourself through screaming out your feelings or writing them down, it’s the furthest thing from a controlled environment. It’s the freest way of creating art, so when you suddenly get the tool to control that emotion then you suddenly understand it a bit more...
"I always felt this darkness that I wanted to scream out at all times. I used to sing and record with my headphones on pretending that my family couldn’t hear me and just singing these lyrics so loud. I was just getting it out. Like when I turned 16 and got a car, that was my new version of being able to do that. It was all about just trying to get those things out and I still feel like that to this day. I’m trying to be a little calmer now and be patient and meditate these days, but it’s still definitely something that’s still there."
It’s also a case of realising that the only person who can control these things and figure them out in a way where other people can understand them is you…
"I think that ever since I started writing, the whole thing has been about self-discovery. It’s still that now. It’s a combination of that and always wanting approval. I’m a middle kid who always felt like I didn’t get enough attention and didn’t think I was good enough. My family is very sports orientated and I was always the oddball in that. So with me wanting to do things by myself is rooted in that, but it also gives me a lot of pride to be able to say that I can do this thing myself."