After the witty wordplay of her first two albums, Fanny Lumsden – the 2017 New Talent Golden Guitar winner – tackles some serious subjects on her third offering. Call it the getting of wisdom.

“Some of this is magic,” she reflects in This Too Shall Pass, “and some of this is pain.” Lumsden became a mum between albums, and Grown Upsalso confronts the challenge of ageing parents. “Getting older is scary,” she sings. “Is it up to us now to carry on?” But then there’s hope in the title track, a duet with Lumsden’s brother, Thomas. Fanny Lumsden is a fine storyteller. And props to producer Matt Fell. His sensitive, subtle production allows these songs to shine.

Sowing and reaping: STACK‘s interview with Fanny Lumsden. 

Fallow by Fanny Lumsden is out March 13 via Cookng Vinyl.

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