“Kulick’s new acoustic version of “Just Be Friends,” with its gently fingerpicked chords and sensitive vocals delivery, strips away the anger and puts the listener right into a soothing therapy session, focusing on the heartbreak and stages of grief.”- American Songwriter
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Pennsylvania alternative rock/pop artist KULICK (aka Jacob Kulick) has announced plans to release a new EP ‘Sitting in a Quiet Coffeehouse’ on April 30 via Enci Records (The Joy Formidable, Fences).
The mini-album features 5 new stripped-down interpretations of fan favorites off his 2020 breakthrough LP ‘Yelling In A Quiet Neighborhood.’
Kulick is giving fans a preview of the EP with the release of the first single, an acoustic re-working of the song “Just Be Friends.” The original version of the track landed on Spotify’sThe New Alt, New Noise, All New Rock, and Pop Rock playlists as well as Amazon UK’sAlt Scene playlist, among others.
Of the new EP, Kulick says, “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.”