“Get In Line,” the debut album by The Hill, is a masterful blend of Americana and modern folk, born out of the unlikely collaboration between Jon Kowit and Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner. This album showcases Kowit’s introspective songwriting and Brenner’s exquisite production skills.

Jon Kowit, a self-taught musician and former record store employee, brings a raw authenticity to his music, having never performed live before this project. His re-connection with Brenner, a renowned Philadelphian musician and producer, led to the creation of this deeply personal and reflective album.

The album’s lead single, “Dent,” sets the tone with its heartfelt lyrics and rich instrumentation. Brenner’s contributions on pedal steel guitar, keys, and violin enhance the songs’ folksy vibe, creating a soundscape that is both nostalgic and fresh. Tracks like “Setting Sun” featuring Meaghan Kyle, and “Make a Find,” highlight the thoughtful and poetic nature of Kowit’s songwriting.

“Get In Line” is not just an album; it’s a journey through Kowit’s interpretations of life, relationships, and inner yearnings. The meticulous production and the seamless blend of instruments make each track a unique experience. As a fan and writer, I genuinely appreciate how this album resonates on an emotional level, and I encourage everyone to follow The Hill for more heartfelt music in the future.