ALBUM REVIEW: Courtney Marie Andrews – Old Flowers | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 05.06.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtney Marie Andrews’ new record exudes its subject matter from the off, there is a starkness which overtakes Old Flowers. The lyrics firmly at the fore, poignant, heartfelt and passionate throughout, this is Courtney Marie Andrews’ break-up album. It is a rollercoaster of emotions, from contemplating an inability to love again on Carnival Dream, to being unable to break the spell that someone has over you.

The instrumentation feels deliberately sparse; Courtney Marie Andrews holds you in the palm of her hand. With simple yet such heartbreakingly powerful words, tracks like Someone Else’s Fault and How You Get Hurt feel particularly harrowing. Whilst Old Flowers is not upbeat, it is without doubt some of Courtney Marie Andrews’ best work.

 

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