Vapor Caves to participate in cost-free show at Waterloo Records for Undertaking Traction

Kam Franklin (center), a longtime friend of Vapor Caves, jumped at the chance to work with them on this project.  "I’m really proud of the results we got. I’m forever grateful to Andrew and Yadira for their trust, and to Jim for including me in the initial class of co-producers involved with Project Traction," she says.

When Spoon drummer and veteran producer Jim Eno tapped Kam Franklin to create a observe for Venture Traction, she immediately realized who to phone.

“I’d been a enthusiast of The Vapor Caves for many years, so when Jim reported that I could opt for any artist I desired to make a track for, they were being at the top of my record,” the Houston singer-songwriter says. Eno launched Venture Traction to mentor feminine and nonbinary artists fascinated in audio generation.

Yadira Brown, guide singer for the Vapor Caves, isn’t certain accurately when she and Franklin grew to become close friends. “Surrounded by men,” ladies in the insular Texas new music scene “just form of locate each individual other,” Brown claims.

The Austin-based synth duo has opened for Franklin’s band The Suffers and the two teams collaborated on “Be You,” a buoyant track on the Gulf Coast soul outfit’s 2023 album “You and I.”

Singer Yadira Brown, left, shares a moment with producer Kam Franklin during the recording sessions for "Sacrifice." Though Franklin coaxed Brown hard, "She knew exactly what to say to me that didn't feel like she was doing a thing," Brown says.

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In Eno’s Public Hello-Fi studio, Franklin brought in horns from her band to broaden the duo’s palette of appears. She captured Brown’s voice, which is brilliant like a beacon around Andrew Thaggard’s dance ground-erupting disco-funk groove as she guides listeners into the tough-adore, self-discovery anthem “Sacrifice.”