Album Review: Jordan Bussell – Wolves & Curses

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Artist: Jordan Bussell 

Album: Wolves & Curses

Genre: Folk/Indie Rock/Blues

Label: Self-released

Rating: 8/10

When an artist can successfully convey the emotions derived from a sentimental concept and teleport you to the world they’ve built through their music, it’s an experience like no other. For Plymouth, UK based artist Jordan Bussell, it’s as if this is second nature to her. Her debut album Wolves & Curses is incredibly focused with a concept that can resonate with anyone. Written, performed, and produced entirely by herself, this is a concept album that tells the tale of a relationship gone bad. A relationship that reaches its long overdue ending, and Jordan unsparingly walks the listener through the myriad of emotions felt during the process of a relationship like this. She uses the “wolf” character to represent the curse that has been thrust upon her in this fading relationship, and she sings her woes in a way that is soothing yet dark. Instrumentally this music isn’t overbearing or overproduced. It’s subtle yet contains an atmosphere that reflects a desolate wilderness where Jordan works through her solitude. When hearing this music I can just smell the smoky campfire wood, but this isn’t just someone sitting around a campfire singing “Jimmy Crack Corn,” this is Folksy Blues with a darker and more melancholy edge that at the same time doesn’t sound too defeated. Her voice, fragile yet powerful, is beautifully comforting. It’s music that can sing you to sleep, but also captivate you with its sincere content and enthralling concept that invites you into the mind of an ambitious visionary. In a world now where the “concept album” is a rare commodity, it’s refreshing hearing an album with such vision.

Written By: Steven Sandoval

Girl Band Share New Song “Going Norway”

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It’s an exciting time for “Girl Band” fans. The Noise Rock band have returned after four years with new music that’s scheduled to be released on September 27th. Following their previously released lead single “Shoulderblades,” the band have released a new track titled “Going Norway,” and with a new sense of rejuvenation, they’re pushing their usual anxiety-inducing, abrasive, and scuzzy style to the next level. Their new album The Talkies will be released on September 27th. You can watch the music video for “Going Norway” below:

 

Mac DeMarco Announces New Album “Here Comes The Cowboy”

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Everyone’s favorite chain-smoking and cheap beer drinking musician Mac DeMarco is back. Mac has announced a new album titled Here Comes The Cowboy, which is set to be released on May 10th through “Mac’s Record Label.” He has also dropped the album’s first single titled “Nobody,” and no the album title or single isn’t a reference to Mitski’s Be The Cowboy. It has been confirmed that this is a coincidence. Mitski herself even had a laugh about it on social media. Here Comes The Cowboy will follow Mac’s fantastic album This Old Dog. You can watch the music video for “Nobody” below: