Jukka Westhues releases The Koti Sessions EP on May 1, 2020. Recorded during 2018-20, The Koti Sessions EP is a collection of mostly acoustic songs drawing on elements of folk, Americana, and even classical. This project has been a slow burning labor of love, recorded exclusively at home. The word “koti” is Finnish for home. As the world entered this strange (and necessary) realm of lockdowns and social distancing in 2020, this notion of home became ever more poignant. It was finished with a new sense of urgency.
This is Jukka’s second release, following 2017’s Few and Far Between. A lifelong musician, his music is deeply rooted in the American singer-songwriter aesthetic and indie rock of the 1990s, combining lyrical impressionism and a textured sound. A multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer, his tools of choice are his voice and a guitar.
The EP is available digitally immediately on Spotify, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud. Other digital platforms will come on line within a few days, and a limited number of CDs will be available later in May. Follow Jukka on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and www.jukkawesthues.com for updates. A lyric video for “Can’t Go Back” is available here.
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