ALBUM REVIEW: SNAIL MAIL – Valentine | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 05.11.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine, the title track of Lindsey Jordan’s sophomore record, lands like a wrecking ball with a triumphant chorus, hitting a high that the rest of the record never really flirts with, but never really tries to either.

This is a more reflective collection, chronicling Jordan’s stint in rehab on the sassy Ben Franklin and the heartbreak of a lost lover on the delicate, folky, Mia. Still only 20-years-old, much of Valentine was conceived during that rehab stint without instruments, Jordan tabulating by memory the arrangements on the likes of the synth-heavy Madonna and Forever (Sailing) which bubbles along nicely, avoiding the more troubled waters of the mournful acoustic guitar of c. et al. All-in-all, an understated triumph.

 

 

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