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KATE TEM­PEST

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”.

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