ALbum cover artwork for Snail Mail with black vinyl record popping outAt just 22 years of age, Lindsay Jordan – better known as Snail Mail – has become one of indie rock’s most notable figures, a title she strengthens on her second record.

Jordan leaves no stone unturned as she dissects the breakdown of a relationship, channeling her anger into the album’s defiant title track as she delivers the crushing line “So why’d you want to erase me, darling valentine?”

While synths revitalise Snail Mail’s sound, strings and piano bring out the emotional core of the record, perfectly complementing Jordan’s wounded vocal on tracks Light Blue and Mia.

As far as breakup albums go, Valentine is a raw listen, but it’s ultimately Jordan’s honesty that keeps listeners coming back.

Valentine by Snail Mail is out Nov 5 via Matador/ Remote Control.

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