It’s hard to believe Radio Red is Laura Groves’ debut full length under her given name. After releasing a slew of singles over the last decade with Bullion’s DEEK label, the UK singer-songwriter delivers ten self-produced tracks “inspired by the two radio transmitting towers outside of her studio window.” The writing leans inward, reflective and mature, conveying “themes of communication – missed and intercepted signals, chance meetings, and synchronicities.” Groves’ productions shine alongside a few key features from Sam Shepherd (Floating Points) and Sampha as she interlays her front-and-center vocals amid a choice mix of electronic and acoustic instruments, at times restrained and at others full on. Recommended for fans of Kate Bush, Fleetwood Mac, Cocteau Twins, alternative pop.
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