The Austin based singer-songwriter has created a debut album, ‘Everyone Loves A Winner’ that he claims is pretty optimistic, but only in the sense that “no matter how bad things are, everything could probably still be worse”.
‘Another Breakdown’ is the first single to be taken from the album,with both releases surprisingly available on the same day (02.06.03). Klein soundsas though he has been smoking glass, with his lacerating vocal evoking the sandpaperlarynx of Tom Waits. He shares with Malin, the desire to break away from thetraditionally acoustic confines of singer-songwriters, by embellishing the country-tingedtune with some squalling guitar.
The bonus tracks showcase both sides of Klein’s songwriting style, ‘WeWere 6 And 9’ is a beautifully simple song, all whispered vocal, pedalsteel, and subtle acoustic guitar. Conversely, ‘Ballad Of The Average WhiteBoy Part II’ is Klein’s primal scream therapy after the constraintsof gentle country rock.