Margaret Glaspy – Devotion
Number of Tracks:12
From the Album:Devotion
Available Date & Time: Mar 25 2020 11:00:00 EDT
Impact Date: Mar 27 2020 00:00:00
The New Album Devotion Out Now!
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On Margaret Glaspy’s long-awaited second album, Devotion, this highly acclaimed young artist reaffirms her status as one of the most sharp-eyed singer-songwriters of her generation while managing to fearlessly reinvent her sound. The results are as exhilarating and defy expectations.
Coming home after nearly three years on the road in support of her 2016 debut album Emotions and Math and the 2018 follow-up EP Born Yesterday, Glaspy was eager to challenge herself as an artist and start to make a new album with a clean aesthetic slate. Her bold experimentation has paid off, with tunes that are her most melodically confident, rhythmically compelling, and often incredibly romantic. The arrangements are unexpectedly lush at times, especially on the torchy “Heartbreak,” and often boast an impressive groove, on such tracks as “You’ve Got My Number” and the title song, “Devotion." Glaspy announces her radical approach at the very start of Devotion, where digitally altered voices serve as the prelude to “Killing What Keeps Us Alive,” and she fills the album with surprising sonic touches, right up to the haunting electronics-and-voice soundscape of album closer “Consequence.”
On Devotion, Glaspy has not only transformed but evolved. The distinctive personality that marked Emotions and Mathis still very much in evidence here. On her debut, Glaspy could be bracingly direct as she chronicled the trials of being alone or the tribulations of being together. She brought swagger, as well as sensitivity, to her lyrics and her performances. On Devotion, she still does, but her perspective has changed: "This record is very different from the last. It’s not about being righteous or all-knowing, it's about letting love in even when you don't know what will happen when you do. It's about devoting your heart to someone or something, against all odds.“
“An extraordinary voice.” – New Yorker
“Shares the self-scrutinizing intimacy of Elliott Smith and the imaginative melodic intonations of Joni Mitchell.” – Pitchfork
“Her wit and wisdom packs a confident punch.” – NPR Music
“One of the contemporary music world’s greatest assets.” – American Songwriter
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