NYC-based songstress Kim Boekbinder performs under the moniker The Impossible Girl, crafting lush, genre-defying songs that fuse elements of electronic and acoustic music. A performer, composer, and visual artist, Boekbinder made headlines in 2010 when she successfully funded her debut LP via Kickstarter and went on to pre-sell her US tour using the fundraising platform. Having built a loyal and enthusiastic following over the past few years, The Impossible Girl is back with her second solo album, The Sky Is Calling, a celebration of humans in space - produced by Grammy nominated Joel Hamilton (The Black Keys, Tom Waits, Pretty Lights).
The Sky Is Calling launches listeners into the stratosphere with captivating pop songs that are packed with scientific themes and otherworldly sounds. Boekbinder utilizes instruments ranging from synthesizers and drum pads to hammer dulcimer and mbira to bring her audience on an epic journey through time and space. Opening the album with an infectious electric energy, “Stellar Alchemist” is driven by a whirlwind of instrumentation swirling above heavy, driving percussion. Album track “Fix You Good” has all the elements of a dance floor banger, with buzzing synths, an impossibly catchy melody, and a beat that begs you to move. Title track “The Sky is Calling” showcases Boekbinder’s sweet but commanding vocals above dense layers of instrumentation and reverberating vocal harmonies. “Hand To Mouth” is a shimmering slower cut with a melancholic tone that captures the cold, dark loneliness of outer space, while “Alien” does its title justice with a haunting, otherworldly quality that stays with you long after the song ends.