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Released: 29.10.21







There’s an epic hymnal quality to opener Naxos, with its lush guitar and arrangements taking its listener to a place of positivity that barely tails off throughout the record. It’s not that there isn’t any sadness in the songs on Anna Vincent’s debut, it’s just that she never lets it get the better of her. Thin Skin is about exactly that, not letting the pandemic impact upon her relationship with co-collaborator Max Bloom.

There’s an undoubted innocence to ballads like Seeing Double, shimmering along with weary, yet wide-open eyes, and there’s no pose and few metaphors in the timeless closer and title track. These are songs written for the sheer love of it and that’s exactly why they’re so easy to love.


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