Album Review: The Wild by Kris Delmhorst

AlbumThe Wild
Artist: Kris Delmhorst
Release Date: September 22, 2017
Favorite Tracks:
Thoughts: I’ve been following Delmhort’s career for years (decades, actually!) and while she’s no stranger to the ballad, her albums usually have a fair share of raucous, upbeat tunes as well.  The Wild finds her in a more contemplative mood as every track slow, emphasizing her voice and introspective lyrics, with a touch of a country twang.  It may not be up there with my favorite Delmhorst recordings, but it’s still pretty darn good.
Rating: ***1/2


Song of the Week: “Sea of Glass” by Shelby Earl

This week’s song comes from Seattle singer/songwriter Shelby Earl.  The vocals on “Sea of Glass” remind me of the style of singing of Neko Case, although to my ears Shelby Earl has more of an alt-country twang.

I could not find this song on Soundcloud, YouTube, or any other streaming source I could embed in this post, so check it at KEXP’s Song of the Day podcast.  Or better yet, purchase the entire album Swift Arrows online at Bandcamp.

What are you listening to these days?  What qualifies as your song of the week?  Let me know in the comments!

“Follow Your Arrow” by Kacey Musgraves

It’s not often that country music cracks into my New England bubble, but Kacey Musgraves “Follow Your Arrow” stands out musically and especially for the upbeat, empowering message in the lyrics.

You can read the lyrics on this YouTube clip because I can’t find an official video for this song.

What music is causing you to stand up and pay attention?  Let me know in the comments.