Katie Toupin has spent the last three years undergoing a virtual metamorphosis, emerging from the relative security of, “safety in numbers,” as co-founder and one-of-four members of the popular indie folk band, Houndmouth and co-writer on the Triple A #1, “Sedona,”, to spread her own wings as a solo writer/artist known simply as, Katie Toupin.
Her solo debut album release, “Magnetic Moves,” on June 14th will reveal a more personal and undeniably vulnerable side.. Written, produced and arranged by Toupin, the album unfolds in a dreamy pastiche of soul and pop and brightly jangly ’70s rock, a sound that’s lavishly detailed but fantastically fluid. And in her unfussy yet radiant vocal performance, Toupin channels both self-possession and raw vulnerability, fully inhabiting each state of being. “This album is about being bold and being brave and using your magnetism to create the world you want to live in,” says the L.A.-based singer/songwriter. “It came from a place of wanting to be completely direct, in a way I never felt I could before. I think it’s important to let yourself show your heart like that.”