GONERS CITY SLANG, OUT 26 OCTOBER Singer-songwriter continues to deliver tales of grief and loss.
On her fifth album, Laura Gibson’s reflections on grief are part charm and part changeling. The pleasing twist of her voice and the lustre of her music carrying a set of dark and fabled tales – of being born “a wolf in woman’s clothes”, metamorphosis and skies splitting open above. It’s as if these songs occupy an enchanted space of loss in which the normal world shifts and loses sense. For all its dour subject matter, Goners is not a droopy record. The title track, for instance, is propelled by warm surges of brass and strings with puttering drumbeats, while Performers is somewhere between forlorn and quietly rapturous, and Thomas unspools with a tender, harp-led sorrow. It’s a quietly bewitching LP, storied and subtle and sweet.
Listen To: Goners | Performers