It was first noticed on the circuit of the independent rock us with The War on Drugs . He has since left the group, leaving Adam Granduciel, co-founder of the adventure, alone at the helm since 2008. Three years later, Kurt Vile came out Smoke Ring for My Halo , third solo album, on which there is a pearl called Baby’s Arms , in the form of a beautiful acoustic ballad. His next disc, Wakin on a Pretty Daze (Matador/Beggars) , confirmed the major talent of this native of Philadelphia, who addressed another aspect of his inspiration. “I had epic songs, open to experimentation, to qualities hypnotic”, we explained it then.

” My songs, I like the idea that one can get lost in it. I explore so many possibilities ”

Kurt Vile, musician

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“My songs, I like the idea that one can get lost in it. I explore so many possibilities.” Worthy heir of Neil Young or, more recently, J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Kurt Vile is not ready to do what is expected of him. “You never know how it’s going to ring the bell at the arrival when it comes to a disc, and I like it,” he says. B lieve I ‘ m Goin Down jammed the nail, confirming the singularity of its author, the success of which is growing year by year.

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The thirty-year-old has started music by learning the banjo before switching to guitar. It is now part of the best stylists of the instrument, improvise with efficiency and lyricism. “What I want to accomplish musically, it is go into the cosmos until I could land on the Moon,” he says without batting an eyelid. But I will write it can also be songs that will become hits.” In its infancy, Kurt Vile was comprised of the songs short and simple around a few chords, much in the manner of folk. “I was obsessed with Bob Dylan. I adopted a writing style very rigorous, in which the melody was the priority. Now, I lose myself in my guitar, and I don’t think the text at the very last moment.” In 2017, he shared an excellent album with the no-less-fascinating Courtney Barnett, entitled Lotta Sea Bitch .

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And this summer, in Quebec, the interpreter has realized one of his dreams: to open for his hero Neil Young in front of 90,000 spectators galvanized. In 2016, he had regretted playing in Montreux at the same time as his elder. Here he is, headlining at Paris with the title new album Bottle It In (Beggars) .

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