PIXIE GELDOF

Q (UK) - - Review | New Albums -

I’M YOURS STRANGER, OUT NOW Bob and Paula’s daugh­ter makes art­fully styled de­but.

Few records this year will ar­rive laden with more bag­gage than Pixie Geldof’s. Daugh­ter of sad Paula, sis­ter of tragic Peaches, she’s long had to pub­licly bear the weight of per­sonal loss. Yet first as a model and lat­terly a mu­si­cian (she fronted grunge out­fit Vi­o­let) she’s taken on an alt-diva role of her own, one which con­fi­dently in­forms this hazy, coun­try-in­fused de­but. Lyri­cally she’s no Lana Del Rey, but the pro­duc­tion, cour­tesy of Beck col­lab­o­ra­tor Tony Hof­fer, has a vel­vet touch and her voice a smoky al­lure, es­pe­cially on the luxe Amer­i­cana of So Strong and Es­cape Route’s di­ver­sion into noirish David Lynch ter­ri­tory, one of many songs whose som­bre at­mos­phere is fur­ther shad­owed by her big sis­ter’s death. RU­PERT HOWE

Lis­ten To: So Strong | Twin Thing | Es­cape Route

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