Schuylkill County alt pop singer Kulick struggles accepting ‘Everyone I Know Will Die’ on new album
From a press release:
“Kulick returns with a new in-your-face recording to break the funk that is 2022 and remind us all that there is indeed light at the end of this tunnel,” Rock ‘N’ Load magazine wrote in a glowing 9-out-of-10 review.
The seven-song album from the Schuylkill County native follows on the heels of recent singles “The People I Know (Don’t Like Me)” and “Time to Go” (which has garnered spins on Kerrang Radio, the BBC Radio 1 “Rock Show,” etc.), as well as his stint supporting The Spill Canvas on tour after a show in Scranton – one of the last to be held at Stage West before it closed.
“Without going into too much detail, this album practically wrote itself with life (and death) experiences. I have always been obsessed over ‘Why are we here, what is the point, and why do we die?’ since I was young. It was the first topic I found myself writing about. I was forced to dive into it a lot again this year for the first time since then. For certain reasons, I found myself in doctors offices and hospitals a few times a month, surrounded by others struggling with their own health. I found myself being a caretaker to someone I couldn’t imagine losing. I found myself having massive anxiety attacks about the health of my loved ones and myself,” Kulick explained.
“After months of struggling (and I naturally continue to still), I really started to realize that I have to accept that we have no control of anything besides our perspective, resilience, and attitude. And then I wrote an album. As I say in the last few lines of the last song of this album, ‘Appreciate your time, ’cause everyone you know will die. Say goodbye and kiss goodnight ’cause everyone you know will die.’
“We are here until we aren’t, and that’s OK. It has to be. Make it worth your time. Spread love. Have gratitude. You are loved and you are strong, even in moments you may not feel it. I hope this album helps anyone going through any type of struggle, pain, or existential dilemma. My music is not made to sit with and stay in personal dark times, but to visit those dark times for a moment and then see through to the other side.”
A music video for the title track that reflects these thoughts was also released last week.
In additional positive reviews, RAMzine said the album “has depth, variation, and clarity with some genius lyrics that will appeal across the genres,” while TotalNterntainment noted that “Kulick tells honest, live-life-to-the-max tales all wrapped up in memorable pop-punk hooks.”
An artistic visionary, singer, songwriter, producer, audio engineer, and lover of life, Kulick continues to mesmerize music fans with an ever-growing catalog of deeply personal, yet relatable songs that combine his roots in heavy rock music with ultra-catchy pop melodies, resulting in a sound all his own.
With his previous album, the highly introspective “Yelling in a Quiet Neighborhood” (and its acoustic companion piece “Sitting in a Quiet Coffeehouse”), the artist also known as Jacob Kulick from West Penn Township further challenged himself by expanding his sound while tackling subjects close to his heart with his songwriting.
Various singles from “Yelling in a Quiet Neighborhood” landed on a number of highly coveted Spotify and Apple Music playlists (resulting in over five million streams worldwide) while also garnering spins on major radio stations around the country. Kulick continues to broaden his fan base via glowing media coverage in several national and international media outlets, including Spin magazine, American Songwriter, Substream, The Noise, and Rock Sound, which called his music “an emotional and enthralling take on dark alt-pop.”
Now with the release of “Everyone I Know Will Die,” Kulick, who currently lives near Harrisburg, looks to the future, carrying on with his mission of speaking his truth through music.
See NEPA Scene’s photos of Kulick performing at Stage West with Flora Cash and The Charming Beards in 2019 here.
Photo by Rich Howells/NEPA Scene