ALBUM REVIEW: Kathryn Joseph – for you who are the wronged | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 22.04.22

 

 

 

 

 

A songwriter of rare heart-stopping power, Kathryn Joseph returns with her third consecutive stunner, having already trumped her Scottish Album of the Year winning debut with an even more extraordinary sophomore.

Swapping piano for keyboard, …wronged’s lighter, almost whimsical timbre sharply juxtaposes perhaps her rawest undertaking to date: an 11-song cycle dedicated to victims of abuse – be it of power, love or access. It’s a collection rooted in both compassion and personal experience; its sparsity reflecting its subjects’ isolation; a simmering, barbed band of anger divulging the pain wrought through violation. There’s hope amidst the horror, but this is another heavy, heart-rending listen, and further testament of Kathryn Joseph’s place among the UK’s most visceral contemporary voices.

 

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