VANESSA PETERS

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The Burn, the Truth, the Lies

Self-re­leased This un­signed Texan singer­song­writer gave up the idea of writ­ing cre­ative fic­tion about 10 years ago while on a cul­ture trip to Tuscany. In­stead, Peters em­barked on ca­reer writ­ing cre­ative songs, grad­u­at­ing from open mic nights around Hous­ton to col­lab­o­rat­ing with Ital­ian mu­si­cians ( Ice Cream on Mon­days) to de­liv­er­ing a se­ries of well-re­ceived solo al­bums, of which this is her lat­est. Back up by the de­light­fully wonky tal­ents of Ap­ples in Stereo’s John Du­filho and Poly­phonic Spree’s Ja­son Gar­ner, Peters frames the mu­sic (more catchy pop/folk than ar­che­typal singer-song­writer) around words that ex­plic­itly ref­er­ence the sting­ing hon­esty of the al­bum’s ti­tle. The re­sult is a col­lec­tion of emo­tional clar­ity and sin­gu­lar pur­pose. vanes­s­apeters.com

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