The String Cheese Incident’s keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth has released his new solo EP, entitled 2020. The record marks the musician’s first solo output since 2018’s 50.

Hollingsworth’s fifth overall solo album since 2004 features four new original songs, in addition to a cover of “Step” by Vampire Weekend, from the indie-alternative band’s 2013 Modern Vampires of the City LP. Stylistically, 2020 offers an assortment of moods, ranging from the organ-driven classic rock of “Tufnel’s Retreat” to the synth-pop medley of “We Were The Young” and all points in-between.

Hollingsworth said of the album,

With the six-month break from The String Cheese Incident to begin the year 2020, I decided to branch out and develop some ideas on my own. I love the ability to try different styles and feels with my solo band, it helps me be centered with the mothership of SCI. With this EP, I was just throwing out a collection of songs that speak of where I am right now in my writing. A fun project to bring in the new decade! From old school prog rock to ’90s alt grunge, it was fun to explore new territory by reinterpreting a tune from one of my favorite bands.

Stream 2020, the new EP from The String Cheese Incident’s Kyle Hollingsworth.

Kyle Hollingsworth – 2020

With SCI on that aforementioned break, Hollingsworth has also taken this opportunity to do some solo touring, playing shows throughout his native Colorado, as well as two dates outside the Centennial State in Washington and Oregon. Next up, he will be at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO with Magic Beans on March 6th. Come spring, he will pair up with Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins for shows at Washington’s Sports Bar & Grill in Fort Collins on April 10th, and Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver on April 11th.

For tickets and a full list of dates, head to his website.