Widowspeak – True Blue
Brooklyn indie-rock outfit Widowspeak recently dropped their sixth album, wonderfully cinematic The Jacket. The album tells a story of leaving the life of daily security (working on outfits for various artists) to joining a band that goes from doing covers to writing original material. Widowspeak support the theme with some incredible vocals by Hamilton (try the opener While You Wait or True Blue) and great guitar work, particularly on the title track. The album incorporates elements of pop, folk, country, and Americana and the graceful, quietly smouldering track True Blue, with its dazzling, twangy guitar riff, is a tale of betrayal.