ALBUM REVIEW: Shannon Lay – Geist | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 08.10.21







The follow-up to critically acclaimed August, Shannon Lay once again shines on an incredibly beautiful and delicate record. At times Geist feels very understated, Lay’s vocals so pure and passionate, yet no less powerful. The only track which really strays away is Awaken And Allow, bursts of synthesiser awaken the record, which otherwise fosters a feeling of serenity and calm.

However, it is Late Night which feels the most intense in its heartfelt longing for someone. While somewhat dour compared to the majority of the record, it retains the graceful nature which permeates the rest of Geist. As it comes to a close with the incredible July, you cannot help but be captivated by Geist. An exceptional record.


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