Widowspeak announce Expect The Best for 8/25

by Woody on August 10, 2017

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Based on the first couple of tracks, the band seems to have put a little more emphasis on the backbeat. The prior albums were based on Molly Hamilton’s hazy vocals over Robert Earl Thomas’ wandering guitar; something I was down with but it’s nice to see the band spreading their wings a bit. Expect The Best will see the light of day on August 25th via the fine folks at Captured Tracks. Here’s what Hamilton has to say on the album.

Hamilton says of the album, “In the past I’ve felt compelled to write songs that are more optimistic than I’m actually feeling, as if I could make it true, as if everything in the past was significant or beautiful in a way, even if it was painful. But the truth is that not everything makes sense, and not every day of your life is an experience of clear cut emotional clarity,” says Hamilton. “I struggle with this compulsion to pull away from people, pull away from the things I enjoy doing, and sometimes literally picking up and moving away when I am feeling uneasy and anxious about my future in a given space, physical or mental. Social media these days can exacerbate that as well.”

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