Best Albums of 2022: Blue Lobelia’s Resilient Moon | Music | Halifax, Nova Scotia
It’s been a big year in country music, with countless new releases from both newcomers and veterans of the scene. As we look back to 2022, The Coast is naming its top 10 albums of the year (in no particular order). See the full list here.
Theimagine if Lana Del Rey lived in a lighthouse, basing her songs around piano arrangements that shimmer like gray-sea waves. Imagine Joni Mitchell paddling out to sea, giving a wail that goes as deep as sharks swim. Imagine if the place where the sea and the forest meet made a song.
This is Dartmouth folk artist Blue Lobelia’s latest album, May 2022 Elastic moonsounds like.
That multi-instrumentalist Rachel Bruch chose to name her musical project after a flower—a wildflower, no less—is a statement in itself: This album has a new-romantic-meets-cottage sensibility that breaks down into suite based on stages. on Monday. What makes it one of the best offerings of the year, however, is Bruch’s ability to deliver something smooth and delicate without ever sounding syrupy, light or brittle. As her airy voice soars in a manner reminiscent of early-career Feist, his wings flutter and beat, rapping listeners naked.
In 2019, when Bruch released her latest project Blue Lobelia, The Coast named it album of the year, noting that its gentleness and sincerity were a perfect antidote to the ironic soundscape of the moment. here, Elastic moon doubles everything it did in 2019 Underneath all the blooms good. It’s music for healing and keeping the flame of hope burning: “You’re worthy of your laughter/You’re both the before and the after,” sings Bruch on the album’s standout “Holding (First Quarter Moon),” a song that must to be in the running for anthem for 2023: “Your pleasure can be a guide/You’re gentle and you’re getting gentler.”