Nick Blaemire: Evaporate

Written by Kyle Jarrow

Writer and Musician

In category: Song of the Day

Published March 24, 2017

Nick is a good friend and sometime collaborator of mine. He’s also a fantastic songwriter and a killer singer. “Evaporate” one of my favorite of his songs, off his latest album Ampersand. It’s a great example of how to fuse acoustic instrumentation with electronic elements/effects to achieve a super-contemporary feeling. “Evaporate” is also a great reminder that pop songs don’t have to take the traditional one-vibe-the-whole-way-through approach. Nick uses abrupt and unexpected changes of tonality, texture and instrumentation throughout the song to great effect. There’s a fulfilling moment when the beat first drops at 0:44. And then, at 1:54, the tune takes a surprising and deeply awesome turn—only to finally return to the slinking, stuttering R&B groove that started it all.


Hear Kyle, NYFOS favorite Lauren Worsham, and their band Sky-Pony in our final NYFOS Next concert of the season on May 10 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn. 

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In addition to his work with Sky-Pony, Kyle Jarrow is an Obie Award winning writer who creates work for the stage, film and television. Plays include A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant, NoirWhisper HouseLove Kills and Hostage Song. Kyle penned the film Armless, which was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. He’s developed television projects for FX, USA, FOX and CW networks, as well as the digital series Lost Generation (with music by Duncan Sheik) streaming now on Verizon’s go90 platform.


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