Big Thief’s sprawling new double album confronts both the highest stakes and the most mundane circumstances. All of it is tied together by Adrianne Lenker’s fantastic lyricism.
Dessner and Vernon’s world always feel big enough to invite more people in; including you
With little more than a guitar and his lilting, fragile voice, Smith sings of dark truths, hopelessness and a reluctant resilience
If ‘Immunity’ was the sound of an artist in the throws of teenage angst, ‘Sling’ is the sound of a woman looking to adulthood and domesticity