A well-crafted and heart-felt piece of work...

The Weather Station’s new album, 'Ignorance', willfully constructs a new negotiating power of heart and time in its 10 tracks.

Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman beautifully offers musical arrangements that once again reinvent the tonality of The Weather Station. Since their last album in 2017, there is a new urgency in their overall rhythm that feels impactful, but still centres at the emotional. The methodical drumlines and pseudo pop melodies build throughout, but the music remains positioned in their folk tradition.

The disco beat precision on tracks like 'Parking Lot' is impossible to overlook; it captures this utterly brilliant juxtaposition of joy and sadness. Lindeman constructs her lyrics with a tenderness and a questioning that bleeds beyond romance, she quakes and unravels a seemingly metaphysical darkness to the listener.

'Ignorance' is a well-crafted and heart-felt piece of work that dances seamlessly through the caverns of dark and light, a perfect offering to hold onto with hope.

8/10

Words: Rae Niwa

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