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Voyageur review - Kathleen Edwards

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BON 'VOYAGEUR' The Canadian native's fourth album blends soft vocals with a twangy warmth

Voyageur

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Kathleen Edwards
music label:
81623

We gave it an A-

On her fourth album, the well-traveled Ottawa ? native enlists Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon to swaddle her twangy melodies in womblike warmth. That dichotomy perfectly captures her struggle between romantic wanderlust and cold comfort, best expressed on the album’s first track: ”I’m moving to ­America,” Edwards coos, before adding the kicker ”It’s an empty threat.” Voyageur is gorgeously weathered ­heartbreak, straight from the gravelliest Ontario roads. A?

Best Tracks:
Jaunty opener Empty Threat
Bluesy dirge Mint

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