ALBUM REVIEW: Laura Gibson – Goners | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 26.10.18






The follow-up to Laura Gibson’s acclaimed Empire Builder, Goners is a very different record as she takes on the concept of grief. With such subject matter this record is extremely dark, but beautifully orchestrated throughout. Delving into such a morose theme is always going to be difficult and Goners may not be for everyone.

Her orchestrations are augmented by exceptional lyrics; Performers stands out as being particularly powerful, there is a truly haunting darkness to this track. It is closing track I Don’t Want Your Voice To Move Me that is by far the deepest, as Gibson laments on the departure of a loved one. Goners is a truly moving and very deep record, and by far Laura Gibson’s best.


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