Sarah Jarosz - Undercurrent
Jesse E. Mullen
Really beautiful album that deals with themes of maturation, and the difficulties that come with living in your early 20s. The instrumentation is exquisite, and Sarah is quite gifted, playing several of the parts herself. The vocals are excellent throughout, and fit the somber mood of the record. Her voice is like honey on top of the lush melodies she conjures. This album is truly a folk/alt country gem, and I believe anyone hearing it for the first time will marvel at Jarosz' dark yet hopeful songwriting, and clever arrangements. Growing up isn't easy, but this gives me something to latch onto amidst the confusion of it.