ALBUM REVIEW: Adrianne Lenker – Bright Future | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 22.03.24






A gloriously organic and compelling collection of astonishing songs, Bright Future finds the prolific Big Thief frontperson Adrianne Lenker conjuring up another glorious storm of sonic wonder that feels beautifully raw. Her reliably phenomenal songwriting is beautifully served by an all-analogue production process, which lends the album a rich and warm sound that feels organic and allows the songs to breathe.

The spontaneity this lends to the album truly allows the quality of the songs to thrive, including a gloriously Steve Reich-ian rendition of the now-iconic Vampire Empire. As always, the songs are wealthy in melody and profound imagery, and another solid testament to the powers of one of this century’s finest songwriting talents.


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