Style: Indie rock does gospel/country; compare to Neil Young, Janis Joplin
Top tracks: "Let the Record Go," "Wash It Out," "We Made a Mountain"
The album title gives away the major themes of the Mynabirds' debut—the ache of loss and confidence in restoration. Songwriter Laura Burhenn's fierce grip on grace pairs beautifully with the album's roots in old gospel tunes, and listeners are encouraged by her resilience as she tells us that "every little thing, when it falls, it falls in its right place." Between soulful piano, incredible brass backing, and Burhenn's rich voice, the Mynabirds have blended old and new into a perfect and unexpected picture of modernized gospel and soul.
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