If you’re a fan of Massive Attack, Imogen Heap, Sigur Ross, Sarah McLachlan, or Plumb, then Kristin Hoffmann, a chamber pop composer/producer/singer from New York City, needs to be added to all of your playlists immediately.
Hoffmann’s music combines rich, melodic, mezzo-soprano vocals with alluring instrumentals which, in conjunction, create edgy, honest, and timeless songs. As if sharing the stage with artists such as The Wallflowers, Feist, and Brandi Carlile isn’t impressive enough as it is, Hoffmann’s music has also been featured on popular TV shows such as Dawson’s Creek, The Young and the Restless, and Palmetto Pointe. Additionally, the Juilliard trained multi-instrumentalist has also studied with Sound Healing pioneer Fabian Maman. This gave way to her creation of music that accompanies patients during acupuncture sessions as well as her composure of 170 songs for health-challeneged children during her time as a writer/producer at the non-profit organization, Songs of Love.
Recently, Hoffmann released an EP, The Human Compass: New Directions. One of her songs off of her EP, “The Magic”, highlights Hoffmann’s unique sound. Throughout “The Magic”, the distinct piano and vocal melodies are so profound that the song almost becomes a duet between Hoffmann and the piano. I look forward to hearing more of Hoffmann’s music down the road, but in the meantime you can listen to “The Magic” and more of Hoffmann’s music here.
(Photo courtesy of kristinhoffmann.com)