Angie McMahon’s Salt was one of 2019’s great albums, showcasing an emerging star. Unable to tour this year, McMahon has revisited five of the Salt songs plus two covers.
The songs shine in this stark setting: one voice and one piano (with If You Call augmented by a whistling solo and Leif Vollebekk’s haunting harmonies). McMahon rediscovers the beauty of Springsteen’s The River, a tale of recession and faded dreams, with words that resonate 40 years after it was released: “Now all them things that seemed so important, well mister, they vanished right into the air.” And her take on Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die is equally compelling.
A stunning companion to Salt, this is confirmation that Angie McMahon is a genuine artist.
Piano Salt EP by Angie McMahon is out October 2 via AWAL Recordings.
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