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Hear This: Kaela Sinclair, 'Original Sin'

Posted 1:09pm on Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2013

There’s no doubt about it — one of the most striking new talents I’ve heard thus far this year is Denton singer-songwriter Kaela Sinclair.

Gifted with a sultry soprano and capable of crafting songs full of ambition and cinematic scope, the 23-year-old Sinclair, who teaches at Southlake’s Hall Music Productions and is a 2012 graduate of the University of North Texas, will release her debut album, Sun & Mirror, on Oct. 8.

It’s packed with heavy hitters, all of whom augment Sinclair’s formidable skills.

Produced and mixed by Midlake drummer McKenzie Smith, who also drums on the record, Sun & Mirror also features contributions from Daniel Hart, Buffi Jacobs, Evan Jacobs, Scott Lee and Midlake’s Joey McClellan and Jesse Chandler.

Mirror is a lush, richly textured piece of work brimming with ambition and suffused with a dark beauty. In short, one of the best albums to emerge from the DFW area thus far in 2013.

Sinclair will celebrate Mirror's release with an Oct. 7 show at Dan’s Silverleaf (she’ll be joined by Bethan and Robert Gomez), but today, DFW.com is proud to offer the premiere of the album’s first single, Original Sin.

It’s a fantastic introduction to Sinclair’s style, spiked with keening guitar lines and intense percussion. Please to enjoy.

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