What does it sound like?:
The most frequently heard words on this album are ‘I’ and ‘You’ followed by ‘We’. Out In The Storm is a relationship/breakup/staying together/oh god what do I really want? album that’s lyrically straight out of singer-songwriter central. If you’re not up for some Me Time then this is not for you. The album opens with a confident blast of power guitar and the words ‘Everyone will hear me complain/Everyone will feel my pain’ . It ends in a downbeat acoustic number in which she fears she is fading away. In between we hear a lot about whether she should drive to Brooklyn, go to Berlin or just stay in bed.
It feels very twenty-something. There’s nothing about mortgages, children or jobs – just the emotional manipulations, arguments, drunken nights and regrets of a decaying relationship. It’s about the fighting that takes place in words, intentions and misunderstandings.
Lyrically the album never lets up from this theme. Musically it has a number of modes: the confident fuzzy power-pop that characterises the opener and standout track Hear You where she locates a killer chorus that several other songs could benefit from. Then there’s the slower » Continue Reading.