ALBUM REVIEW: Lafawndah – The Fifth Season | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 08.09.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intentionally challenging, Lafawndah has spoken of her music as being part of a community designed for all the orphans of the world; in essence a desire to create challenging music to represent those with unintentionally challenging (or ‘challenged’) identities.

Brave, ambitious and highly musical, The Fifth Season works best when it focuses on communicating the challenges in neat Björk-esque pop symphonies (Don’t Despair, You At The End) rather than when the challenges become overly complicated and lost in layers and layers of sounds and cross genres, as evidenced on The Stillness).

There’s genius in the intent and in the statement, but there’s only partial genius in the album.

 

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