“I had a lot of time to be by myself, so I wrote a lot about that,” says acclaimed Chilean singer Mon Laferte. “You have time to go deeper when you’re all by yourself”.
The Darkness Dressed in Colored Lights shows a sonic expansion for Sean Rowe, whose previous albums leaned more toward a minimal folk sound. Nothing is minimal about this album.
Alisa Amador’s Narratives does what an EP is meant to do. It gives a taste of Amador’s sweet vocals and melodies, leaving the listener wanting more.
Americana singer-songwriter, Tim Easton’s You Don’t Really Know Me is a pensive and reflective album, but it’s also peaceful and positive.
With regular use of pedal steel, Karen Jonas’ songs are perfect for honky-tonks where it’s not unusual for people who have just met to become dance partners.
Lukas Nelson’s A Few Stars Apart is further evidence that he’s a musical chameleon. One sound moves fluidly to another so you don’t know what’s coming next.