Kyle Crane is an American drummer, better known for his touring work with M. Ward and Neko Case as well as being the drum double for the film Whiplash. He announced the release of the debut album. Crane Like the Bird is out on January 18th, 2019. It features Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), James Mercer (The Shins), Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), Luke Steele (Empire of the Sun), Sabina Sciubba (Brazilian Girls), Peter Morén (Peter Bjorn and John), M. Ward, Blake Mills, acclaimed Pedal Steel Guitarist Daniel Lanois, Jazz Pianist Brad Mehldau. “Nicole” is the first excerpt.

This song is about honoring my sister,” Crane explains. “She is a very strong woman who has been through a lot. She got pregnant in high school and became a single mother when the father died of a drug overdose. The chorus takes us back to simpler times.