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Matthew Fowler - The Grief We Gave Our Mother

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  • £12.94

Cat. no: CDSIG2132
Format: CD
Barcode: 701237213224
Release Date: 10 Sep 2021
Genre: Folk

Written over the course of the past several years, The Grief We Gave Our Mother, Fowler’s stunning label debut, is indeed a profoundly personal work of self-discovery and introspection, but more than that, it’s an ode to growing up and chasing dreams.

The songs here radiate all the joy and wonder and heartbreak and confusion of young adulthood, wrestling with love and loss in the face of ambition and independence, and the arrangements are captivatingly complex to match, layering dynamic guitars, breathy woodwinds, and lush harmonies into a transcendent soundscape that blurs the lines between traditional roots music and experimental chamber folk.

Fowler’s vocal delivery, meanwhile, is raw and direct, hinting at everything from Damien Rice and Glen Hansard to Ray LaMontagne and Ben Howard in its mix of gritty grandeur and vulnerable intimacy. The result is a record that’s at once bold and timid, hopeful and anxious, world-weary and na ve, an honest, revelatory collection all about putting one foot in front of the other and forging a life of purpose, passion, and meaning.

Tracks: Marianne / Been A Lover / Reprise / Blankets / I Fall Away / Leaving Home, Looking Back / Everything That I Could / I’m Still Trying / Rest / Going Nowhere / Cassie / Rooftops / Beginners 

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