In the follow-up to their debut album Masterpiece, a haunting guitar on Pretty Things serves as a stunning opening, with lead singer Adrianne Lenker’s voice full of unfiltered, heartfelt emotion as she sings of deeply intimate moments. Shark Smile and Capacity are more electrified than we’ve previously heard the band, while Coma features some gentle acoustic guitars as Lenker’s vocals take on a tranquil quality. Meanwhile, Mythological Beauty has an uplifting melody but the lyrics suggest a darker narrative, with phrases that creep under your skin. Big Thief possess a fragility that genuinely resonates, and makes their music an unforgettable listen.
Capacity is out now via Spunk/Caroline.