As St. Louis singer/songwriter Coultrain prepares his upcoming EP (titled Side Effex of Make Believe; divided for love’s sake), he teases us with a powerful, soulful ballad titled “Kiss of Death.” His unique storytelling ability is on display here as it acts as the last chapter in the story of his Seymour Liberty character. It details Liberty’s infatuation with a murderous widow, which leads to him helplessly falling through a maze of agony and enlightenment because of the woman. It’s produced by Stoney Rock (also known as Black Spade), who laces Coultrain with an instrumental that is really cohesive with his singing voice. The banging drums throughout provide an almost-palpable heartbeat to the song, and are masterfully accented by the light chimes. Overall this track is a journey—albeit a short one, but definitely one worth taking.
You can hear the track below.