Sunday, March 04, 2012
Sunday Music: Kathleen Edwards - "Empty Threat"
I recently picked up Edwards' new album Voyageur, and though it's softer and slower than her earlier stuff (I'm a great fan of her first album Failer) I think it may be my favorite of hers. The presence of Justin Vernon as co-producer creates a more expansive bed for Edwards' lyrics, which aren't so first-person immediate this time out. This isn't another Bon Iver record though; Vernon can be heard on backing vocals in a few places but there's always the sense of the band playing together and Edwards' own personality. Voyageur is my first favorite album of 2012.