Canada, 2020, chamber folk / art pop / singer-songwriter

Owen PallettIsland

The first track is so minimal, with such long spaces of silence, that I’m sure more than one person was like “what is this? Is the file broken?” I like him starting an album that way, though; starting with a track that sounds like it’d be an interlude somewhere in the middle. Quite a confessional album, talking about such intensely personal things as his sleep patterns, his specific anxieties, his musings on gender roles both in mythology and in the modern world. Basically, a very 21st-century album. The soothing beauty of the violin- and synth-driven music belies the confused, unsettling lyrics.

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