For over a decade singer/songwriter Nicholas Krgovich (pronged KER-ga-ViTCH) has developed a reputation for an idiosyncratic and creatively restless spirit as he’s written and performed in projects such as No Kids, Gigi and P:ANO and for his collaborations with Mount Eerie, Nite Jewel and Dirty Projectors’s Amber Coffman; however, it may be his recently released and long-awaited solo debut effort, On Sunset that puts Krgovich on the indie pop map as the material reveals a songwriter who can craft  thoughtful and intimate yet incredibly cinematic songs, as on the album’s first single  “Along the PCH on Oscar Night,”which bears quite a resemblance to Joe Jackson (think of “Steppin’ Out” in particular), thanks in part to composer Stefan Udell’s gorgeous, cinematic arrangements.

The album’s latest single “City of Night” is a collaboration with Dirty Projector’s Amber Coffman and sonically, the single manages to further Krgovitch’s reputation for finely crafted pop; however, the song is subtly different as it actually leans much more towards 80s soul pop. In fact, I immediately thought of Hall and Oates but much more sweepingly cinematic – and interestingly enough, the sort of songs you’d hear on Quiet Storm. In other words soulful but with a wistfulness over a foregone, seemingly halcyon past.