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Head Above The Water

Brigid Mae Power

Head Above The Water

Third album from the Irish folk singer-songwriter recorded with her husband Peter Broderick and Alasdair Roberts

ADM rating[?]

7.6

Label
Fire
UK Release date
05/06/2020
US Release date
05/06/2020
  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    A triumph of sensitivity, as Power's exquisite voice gives shape and contour to folk-centric songs that assimilates elements of country, jazz and experimental drone. Print edition only. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The burnished folk rock accentuates the intimacy of Power's voice and her writing. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    You can almost smell Power’s building confidence throughout. Melodies boast a previously little-seen directness, while somehow retaining their delicacy
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  4. 8.0 |   The FT

    Rich, textural melodies with arresting narrative lyrics make up the Irish artist’s third record
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  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    As on Power’s previous albums, there is a delicious tension between the ethereal succour offered by her voice and the turmoil these thrumming songs are processing
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  6. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Not only is Head Above The Water a collection of beautiful deep-psych lullabies of the heart, it’s also a tender reminder of the importance of compassion and support when life gets tough
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  7. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    The Irish folk singer’s third album fills out her sound to incorporate elements of jazz, country rock, slowcore, and psychedelia
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  8. 7.0 |   Clash

    A record shrouded in mysticism and mystery – that carries the listener far away from lockdown life
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  9. 7.0 |   All Music

    Throughout, Head Above the Water brings to mind the phrase "quiet power"
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