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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Seattle artist was recorded in Iceland with producer Alex Somers.
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Take Care of Me
I can't follow your rhythm, we're different When it seems we're together I'm falling out of time, Oh oh oh, oh oh I dropped the beat and cannot tell... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
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  1. Aug 12, 2015
    All Around Us is a worldly, global and harmonious 43 minutes. [Aug-Sep 2015, p.65]
  2. 70
    All Around Us can’t seem to feel anything other than transitional. Having evolved some semblance of a skeleton from her previous work, given its flashes of excellence, one can’t help but hope it ultimately morphs into a fully moving, breathing being next time out.
  3. Aug 27, 2015
    What saves the record from being a lacklustre, sotto-voiced tribute act is that, strikingly, Briana herself is a cookie-cutter Northwest coast hippie.
  4. Uncut
    Aug 12, 2015
    The problem comes when you delve beneath the sonic experimentation and listen to Marela's whimpering lyrics--a litany of drippy, desperate neediness. [Sep 2015, p.77]
  5. Aug 20, 2015
    All Around Us stands as a puckish, blustery, peculiar creation recommended for a good pair of headphones.
  6. Aug 17, 2015
    Pretty, but ultimately uneven record.
  7. Aug 12, 2015
    All Around Us runs into the danger of stating things too plainly, of letting easy answers edge out space for complexity and depth. It feels like Marela wanted to make a weird album, but the one she’s made is mostly just pretty.

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