Land Of Talk – Some Are Lakes
Available on CD
10 track CD album / 2 track CD single in a cardboard sleeve – includes acoustic version of ‘Summer Special’.
“It started at a summer lake / a sentence and a name / If only for a moment’s sake/ We called it and it came” Powell sings. The fierce spotlight of Powell’s attention points inward and has begun exposing a more private side of the nascent iconoclast. There’s nothing fragile in it. The honesty makes it steel. That in itself is a kind wonder. Where once one might have questioned whether Powell was shielding herself under the gauze and frenzy of her music, songs like ‘It’s Okay’, with its Afghan Whigs-inspired soul, and the alt-country amble of ‘Troubled’ prove that she is ready to strike at the heart of even her own cherished conceits, and come out of it fresh, fighting fit and game for putting herself on the line in the spirit of true musical confession.
As a portent of things to come Some Are Lakes is nothing short of inspiring. On its own merits, it’s simply striking. The simplest things are the hardest to make.
1. Yuppy Flu
2. Death By Fire
3. The Man Who Breaks Things (Dark Shuffle)
4. Some Are Lakes
5. Give Me Back My Heart Attack
6. It’s Okay
7. Young Bridge
8. Corner Phone
9. Got A Call