- Summary: The latest full-length release from singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell features contributions from Thomas Bartlett, JT Bates, Aaron Dessner, Josh Kaufman, Michael Lewis, and Nico Muhly.
- Record Label: BMG
- Genre(s): Folk
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Positive: 10 out of 10
Mixed: 0 out of 10
Negative: 0 out of 10
Rolling StoneJan 26, 2022Extends the murky, revelatory folk of [Bonnie Light Horseman] with wistful reflections on the passing of time and free-falling in love. [Jan 2022, p.71]
Jan 28, 2022What it might lack in energy, Anaïs Mitchell generally makes up for in the beauty of the songwriting and performances. Mitchell’s voice never fails to deliver, wandering fairy-like through each melody while inhabiting the all-too-human yearning in her lyrics. There’s not a note or an instrument on this record that feels out of place, each little horn line or guitar twinkle is intentional and it all comes together into something with all the warmth and coziness of a winter night sitting by the fire watching the snow fall outside.
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Feb 9, 2022An effortless reminder (as if one was ever even needed) that Mitchell's still got the magic touch even after almost a decade away, the tenderAn effortless reminder (as if one was ever even needed) that Mitchell's still got the magic touch even after almost a decade away, the tender warmth and whimsy and gentle, easy charm that all but overflow from beautifully sparse, delicate arrangements and the singer's angelic vocals prove ever more intoxicating as the record draws on until the listener is left every bit as perfectly comfortable and content as she herself sounds by its close.
Choice Cuts: "Brooklyn Bridge," "Bright Star, "On Your Way (Felix Song)"… Expand
Feb 6, 2022Anais Mitchell is a thoughtful and caring song writer and it shines through in spades on this album.
Her voice and writing is like beingAnais Mitchell is a thoughtful and caring song writer and it shines through in spades on this album.
Her voice and writing is like being wrapped up in a warm embrace, and being assured that everything will be ok...
I'm giving it a strong 8… Expand
Feb 24, 2022This is a pleasant listen, while a more mature sound, this record has got hints of the modern indie folk sound that Thomas Bartlett and TheThis is a pleasant listen, while a more mature sound, this record has got hints of the modern indie folk sound that Thomas Bartlett and The National have helped spread to the mainstream via the likes of Taylor Swift. Extremely listenable, easy to immerse yourself in and then just as easy to forget. It's good without being earth shattering like 99% of releases.… Expand
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