Piece of Your Heart grew out of Kristy’s experiments playing live with a looper pedal – layering vocal harmonies, percussion, guitar and piano licks. Engineer Jesse String came in with longtime partner and bassist Mike Chiaburu to produce the EP, elaborating on Kristy’s original arrangements to create a sound that combines organic and electronic elements, nodding to retro pop while remaining fresh. Relentlessly creative musicians Jorge Balbi (drums) and Timothy Young (guitar) helped give each song its own special character and atmosphere. Jesse recorded the album in Los Angeles at Kingsize Soundlabs, Hobby Shop Studios, and his own E. String Studios. He also expertly mixed it before turning it over to Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering for the finishing sonic touches.
released November 12, 2013
Mike Chiaburu (bass/producer), Timothy Young (guitars), Jorge Balbi (drums), Kristy Hanson (vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards)
Jesse String (engineer, producer), Reuben Cohen (mastering), Aastha Gaur (album artwork)