Margaret Glaspy | Devotion
Ltd edition sandstone coloured vinyl
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Brooklyn singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy returns with her highly anticipated new album ‘Devotion’ through ATO Records. ‘Devotion’ follows Glaspy’s first full-length since her acclaimed debut 2016 ‘Emotions and Math’ and marks an entirely new sonic chapter for her.
Glaspy has built a reputation as a skilled guitarist and ‘Emotions and Math’ was notable for its swaggering electric guitar sounds; on this new offering she shifted gears and built songs with electronic software as their base. The results - co-produced with Los Angeles’ Tyler Chester - are rich, sweeping and melodic, a fittingly enchanting sound for a collection of twelve love songs. “It's about letting love in even when you don’t know what will happen when you do,” says Glaspy. “It’s about devoting your heart to someone or something, against all odds.”
Margaret Glaspy emerged as an audacious new musical presence in 2016 that saw The Sunday Times wowed by her “folk introspection to feral, grungy blues, with lyrics full of visceral self-laceration and hard-won perspective” and The New York Times hailing her as “a singer-songwriter who specializes in giving her confessional tunes a distorted crunch.” On release ‘Emotions and Math’ quickly accrued plaudits; Stereogum proffered “a bold and career-defining debut” and called Glaspy “one of the year’s most exciting breakout acts,” while Pitchfork raved, “These songs share the self-scrutinizing intimacy of Elliott Smith and the imaginative melodic intonations of Joni Mitchell… Glaspy is a lyricist who can toggle between distanced storytelling and open-hearted self- examination with equal ease.”