Brigid Mae Power returns with her third long player, Head Above the Water, on June 5th. The first taste from the record—the lush “On a City Night”—is an organ and pedal steel-soaked country shuffle. Plaintively furtive in its imagery, the tune plays like a deceptive still life; its characters in a state of suspended animation while the world blurs in motion. The sonic palette is painted in broad strokes, a wider canvas for Power in comparison to the stark, Gothic folk of her previous outings. The full band effort gives this new work a more golden, pastoral hue: the playing of a fiddle like the coming of dawn. words/ c depasquale
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