By Ciara Bains
They're all lovely songs, but nothing hits you in the way you'd hope a stone cold banger would.
2. Closer I Get
4. Black Wolf Blues
5. Mind Travel
6. Unoriginal Sin
8. Where Did We Go Wrong
9. Burn Whatever's Left
Offering three acts of musical exploration into love, grief and acceptance, Margo Price is back with Strays II, a nine-track expansion to her acclaimed January LP Strays.
Described as a “psychedelic journey… down the blurry rabbit hole of time and space”, Price weaves lyrical pearls of wisdom through 70s classic rock-inspired songwriting, packaged and delivered with her characteristic insouciance. The album also features collaborations with Jeremy Ivey, Buck Meek, Ny Oh and producer Jonathan Wilson.
Though it's an expansive album, it feels as though it's lacking in any real stand-out tracks. They're all lovely songs, but nothing hits you in the way you'd hope a stone cold banger would. It seems to take itself very seriously throughout, and doesn't necessarily offer much levity. Not that that's essential from an album, but given the fact that the record was born from a six-day mushroom trip, it all feels a little sober.
Margo Price's 2023 album, Strays II, is out on Friday 13th October via Loma Vista Recordings.
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