Marissa Nadler-July

Singer/songwriter Marissa Nadler’s latest album, July, has been released on the Bella Union and her haunting take on folk is what Lana Del Rey should have sounded like when I first heard of her.
The lovely drivesets up a truly mesmerising record that is full of harmonious tones while managing to add a great sense of eeriness.  It’s on songs like We Are Coming Back that Nadler’s superb voice really takes over and really sums up what July is all about.
Although a lot of the songs are led by an acoustic guitar, it’s on tunes like I’ve Got Your Name, which subtly adds a piano to it and Desirewith its brilliant yet understated synths, which really give off a harrowing feel.  July is full of Nadler’s gorgeous songs and voice, which is encapsulated by the fantastic Nothing In My Heart which wraps things up superbly.

Matt Hill
You can get the album here.

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