Sorceress Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score

No user score yet- Awaiting 3 more ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the singer-songwriter from Texas was self-produced with some co-production from Al Carlson, Dan Duszynski, and Shane Renfro.
Buy Now
Buy on
  • Record Label: Mexican Summer
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
  • More Details and Credits »
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 18, 2020
    As Williamson comes into her own on her fourth full-length, it’s clear that she has not only reached an enlightened moment of clarity in her life, but that she’s also crafted the best album of her young career. This record is intensely personal yet wide-reaching, and even if Jess admits that she’s “no sorceress”, she certainly has a way of captivating her audience.
  2. May 19, 2020
    A fully realized collection of 11 songs that are at once polished, precise and visceral. Williamson could not sound more in control, or less concerned about it. The effect is, well, enchanting as she breezes through tunes that pull you into the center of rich musical arrangements so unobtrusively that you’re sometimes not quite sure how you got there.
  3. 80
    Williamson truly soars when her moving vocals combine with the vivid imagery that is painted through the lyrics.
  4. May 18, 2020
    Sorceress is a mature and freeing record, one that celebrates meager triumphs of womanhood even as it mourns a loss of innocence.
  5. Jun 1, 2020
    Much as Williamson charts her psychic growth, Sorceress also musically waxes.
  6. May 19, 2020
    There are a couple of songs that feel a bit like half-sketched filler, means that Williamson’s fourth album may not come across many people’s radar. Yet for those who do chance upon it, there’s much to enjoy.
  7. Mojo
    May 21, 2020
    Her fourth album has a gently-assured, incantatory feel. [Jul 2020, p.78]

See all 11 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 27, 2020
    ( 77/100 )

    Jess Williamson nació en Texas y comenzó a hacer música por sí misma en el 2014. Su fama gradual la llevó a ganar el interés de
    ( 77/100 )

    Jess Williamson nació en Texas y comenzó a hacer música por sí misma en el 2014. Su fama gradual la llevó a ganar el interés de varios productores que la ayudarían a complementar su propia visión y estilo. En "Sorceress", Williamson trabaja junto a Al Carlson, Shane Renfro y Dan Duszynski quienes le ayudan a ampliar la atmósfera existencial en varias canciones que logran un ambiente de libertad y horizonte. Sin embargo, existe una considerable carencia de creatividad, que monotoniza a la música en un humor algo pesado y lento. Las letras Jess son ingeniosas poéticas de memorias que rescata sobre contrastes y reflexiones entre el él alrededor de ella. Al final, "Sorceress" es un decente Country Indie o contemporáneo que logra dar momentos de emoción y sensibilidad, pero su falta de energía priva al público de sorpresas o atractivo solido.
    Jess Williamson was born in Texas and started making music by herself in 2014. Her phased fame took her to win interest from several producers that would help her to complement her own vision and style. In "Sorceress", Williamson works with Al Carson, Shane Renfro, and Dan Duszynski who helped to amplify the existential atmosphere in several songs that achieve an ambient of freedom and horizon. Nevertheless, there is a considerable lack of creativity that monotonies the music in a heavy and slow humor. The lyrics are clever poems of rescued memories about contrasts and reflections of the "him" around "her". In the end, this album is a decent Indie Country or contemporary Country that manages to give emotive and sensible moments in which lack of energy takes away surprises or solid attractiveness from the public.