THE BOOK OF TRAPS AND LESSONS
ONE of the most powerful and vital voices in modern popular culture, Tempest returns with her most personal album to date. From the outset the tone is more intimate, with Tempest open about her sexuality on the first two tracks Thirsty and Keep Moving, Don’t Move.
Not everything changes, though. Her earlier album Let Them Eat Chaos ended with Tempest “screaming at (her) loved ones to wake up and love more” – a message overlooked by much of society. Here, closing track, People’s Faces, contains a plea for “more love... more empathy, less greed, more respect” paired with a plaintive admission that “all I’ve got to say has already been said”.