This album immediately becomes a living tribute to the warm, honest, emotional outpouring of one intelligent, confident, and capable woman and her guitars. The guitars are effortlessly beautiful. The mood is calm and distant, as if these songs were written long ago in the midst of some interpersonal crisis and then slowly edited over the years employing all the learned understanding of human nature. This is not an ambitious album, as ambition would have adulterated the simplicity. Ambition is learned to be a dirty word and dropped from the vocabulary in search of understanding. A final solitary attempt at connection is attempted by betraying that she is as strange and smart as you are.
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