Frankie Cosmos

Frankie Cosmos Proved Brevity the Soul of Inspiration

‘Next Thing,” the latest album from Frankie Cosmos, is a masterclass in “Less is more.” The album has 15 songs but runs for only 28 minutes. These 28 minutes, however, have significantly more depth than their run-time suggests. Lead singer Greta Kline (daughter of actors Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates) uses bare bones synths and soft guitars, matter of fact vocal delivery, and lyrics, all of which appear juvenile on the surface. And indeed there is an adolescent angst to “Next Thing” – but just beneath it all is the impressive ability to plumb universal feeling from idiosyncratic metaphors and personal experience.

- Jake Romm
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