In July 2014, Fractal Cat released Lovingkind, the epic follow-up to The Eye in the Dawn. The album represents a leap forward in songwriting and production, blending elements of folk-rock and electronica with the band’s positive, playful lyrics.
Guest musicians abound. Subtle Hustle’s Kim Gravatt contributed ethereal flute, Rufus Roundtree and the B-More Brass Factory added a soulful, “Balti-Gras” vibe, and Joe Clark overlaid synths and samples.
The video for the first single, “As You Fly,” turned heads with its remote-controlled drone camera, and the album track “Tryptide” became a favorite of WTMD Radio, receiving steady play in the Baltimore area. The Frederick News-Post called Lovingkind a “fantastic showcase for a fantastic band” and Appalachian Jamwich applauded the “distinctly late Beatles-esque flavor with [its] very own twist of psychedelic juice.