Mary Epworth - Dream Life

Simply wonderful
Mary Epworth - Dream Life
Mary’s debut is spell-binding and beautiful, marrying folk and psychedelia in a way that will please fans from Fairport to Florence. Opener ‘Long Gone’ is bursting at the seams with passion, its trumpet fanfares lifting it to astronomical heights, while ‘Black Doe’s’ angelic vocals and vibrant strings sit above a foundation that’s dark, moody and distorted. It’s a stand-out track opening the door for sweeter and softer songs. Tear-jerker ‘Sweet Boy’ is soulful, with Spector-esque bells chiming behind intricate harmonies, ‘Two For Joy’ and ‘Come Back To The Bough’ are achingly mysterious, and ‘Heal This Dirty Soul’ builds into the sublime. Simply wonderful.

9/10

Words by Gemma Hampson

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