Review – Lindsey Walker

Album: This Desolate Bliss
Release Date: October 20, 2017
Genre: Roots/Rock

Edmonton singer-songwriter Lindsey Walker is exploding onto the scene this October with her debut album, This Desolate Bliss. A nine-track romp through Walker’s grungy downbeats, bluesy vocals, and alternative take on the Roots genre, This Desolate Bliss is a deeply personal, wholly unique, genre-bending listening experience.

Opening track “Shadows” starts the album off to a slow burn, a folksy undercurrent evident in the upswing of the chorus. A sultry melting pot of percussion and booming drums, “Shadows” seeps its audience in ambience from start to finish, the track a mesmerizing introduction to Walker’s synth-layered vocals.

Early-album “Never Too Late” draws the synth back to make way for a more delicate progression, diffused piano chords waltzing with Walker’s wistful retelling of love gone astray, the commanding nature of her voice spinning a tried-and-true theme into something that is newly compelling. Raw to the core, Walker reaches in and shakes awake something inside listeners that they thought they’d forgotten—an old heartbreak maybe, or a regret, or closure they never received.

Raw, unique, and brimming with talent, Lindsey Walker’s This Desolate Bliss is a must-listen this October.

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My name is Emma Sloan, and I am a Victoria-based freelance journalist. I have been a contributing writer for North Vancouver’s Community Report, The Martlet, and the Greater Placemaking Network of Victoria, and that list is being added to every day. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for writing updates and news.

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