Atlanta Songwriter Suno Deko Shares “Bluets”

Gorgeous pop from a new Atlanta songwriter.

June 30, 2014


Suno Deko, the project of David Courtright, initially took shape when the Atlanta songwriter was living in India and, according to a press release, was built around themes of alienation and detachment. But "Bluets," this lovely five-minute introduction to his chamber-folk aesthetic, feels more hopeful than that inception suggests. It opens with a few loose strums and patiently adds more elements—vocals, a delicate riff, drums, more guitars—while remaining relatively sparse-sounding. The opening line (There's a hole inside of me where courage used to be) is sung so prettily that I'm not even sure if it's supposed to be a sad sentiment. The track will appear on Suno Deko's debut, the Thrown Color EP, out July 22nd via Berlin-based label Stratosfear. The release was mastered by Foxes in Fiction—aka Orchid Tapes co-labelhead Warren Hildebrand—and Courtright has upcoming shows with multi-instrumentalists like Mutual Benefit and How To Dress Well, which makes a lot of sense, considering. See those dates below.

Stream: Suno Deko, "Bluets"

7/01/14- Atlanta - The Earl *
9/8/14 - Atlanta - Terminal West ^
10/18/14 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress %
10/19/14 - Albuquerque, NM - House show %
10/21/14 - Austin, TX - Red 7 %
10/22/14 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada %
10/23/14 - Norman, OK - Opolis %
10/24/14 - Fayetteville, AR - House show %
10/25/14 - Kansas City, MI - Czar %
10/26/14 - Columbia, MO - House show %
10/27 /14 - St. Louis, MO - Luminary Arts %
10/28/14 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
10/30/14 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe

* = w/ Hundred Waters, GEMS
^ = w/ How To Dress Well
% = w/ Mutual Benefit

Atlanta Songwriter Suno Deko Shares “Bluets”