On her self-titled fourth album, she’s more candid than ever as she reveals her journey towards personal discovery in the wake of some major life experiences. Forgot Myself is a raw account of Cloher’s long-distance relationship, while the sprawling, seven-minute Analysis Paralysis reflects on the government’s continued stance against same-sex marriage. Shoegazers is a critical look at the music industry, and Strong Woman is an empowering number that explores women demanding respect and being in charge of their own lives. At its core, this album is a fierce battle cry from one of the most important voices in Australian music.
Jen Cloher is out August 11 via Milk! Records.