Very Secretary, Standing In The Shade

by Sarah Zupko


Seldom has there been such a proliferation of violins in non-classical music as this year. Chamber pop is everywhere as perhaps the perfect antidote to dance music. Who is Very Secretary to be left out of the turn to posh instrumentation? This is gentle, summer-turning-to-fall music, with just a hint of melancholy in the interplay between David Johnson’s breathy vocals and Rachael Dietkus’ ever-present violin that acts as a second vocalist. Standing In The Shade would rate a tad higher with a bit more melodic variation and the vocals mixed a bit louder, but the 10 songs form a coherent whole that ideally suits these late September days.

Standing in the Shade


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