Available Oct. 2 on Yep Roc Records
The Buzz: Merritt’s achingly beautiful country-tinged tunes hark back to the musical work of Joni Mitchell, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Leonard Cohen. Merritt was nominated for a Grammy for her 2004 release Tambourine. She may duplicate that feat with this new, inspired release. The album features a guest appearance by Andrew Bird, whose own must-hear album, Hands of Glory, comes out Oct. 30.
Listen: “To Myself” is an effortlessly organic song that manages to feel both raw and soothing at the same time.
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