Sarah Mary ChadwickThe ever prolific Sarah Mary Chadwick kicks off 2020 with Please Daddy, the Melbourne-via-New Zealand musician’s sixth solo record.

It’s immediately apparent from When Will Death Come that Chadwick’s live band play an integral role on this album, with their backing turning what would normally be a morose number into something oddly uplifting. Subsequent tracks follow suit, with the addition of flutes and trumpets further elevating Chadwick’s typically stripped, bare sound. While trauma and daily struggles filter through, the rays of light crack the surface of these songs, with Chadwick reminding those who turn to her music for comfort that hope does indeed exist.

Please Daddy by Sarah Mary Chadwick is out January 24 via Rice Is Nice.

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