Unfortunately for the impatient; Kaitlin Riegel’s sophomore EP, System, isn’t set for release until February 10th. Luckily, we have a sneak peak of a new track from the New Zealand artist. “When I Fall Asleep” is the softer, stripped-down B-side of her catchy, R&B single “System.” It’s produced by James Yuill of Moshi Moshi, who has worked with Hot Chip, Florence & the Machine, and Kate Nash. You can preorder System here, and listen to “When I Fall Asleep” below.
Riegel was born in Portland, then started her music career as a pre-teen hanging around Massachusetts coffee shops. She later relocated to New Zealand where she currently works from. This internationally-minded artist has also recorded in Berlin (with Simon Berkelman of Philadelphia Grand Jury) and more recently in London, and credits her exposure to diverse environments and culture with shaping her unique style and sound. She has a strong foundation in classical and jazz genres, which she augments with contemporary R&B.