134. Daughter - ‘The Wild Youth’ EP + Pink Heart

Daughter - ‘The Wild Youth’ EP + Pink Heart

Ingredients: 1/2 ounce creme de cacao, 1/2 ounce Chambord raspberry liqueur, heavy cream.

Mixing Instructions: Pour creme de cacao and Chambord into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.  Fill with cream or whole milk.

Notes: Singing about heartbreak is a tricky thing.  Its emotional nature lends itself to being expressed in lyric form, but artists risk coming across as insincere or dramatic as the “we’ve-all-been-there” phenomenon moves the listener to either empathy or annoyance.  The London-based trio led by Elena Tonra walks the line gracefully, doling out reverb-drenched laments that are gut-wrenching, but believable.  ”And if you’re still breathing you’re the lucky ones // ‘cause most of us are heaving through corrupted lungs” is doled out sincerely in the EP’s standout track, “Youth”.  Like fellow English songstress Laura Marling, Tonra’s music is propelled by a youthful lack of self-consciousness that chips away at even the most cynical heart.  Best played on a cold winter’s night with a bedtime cocktail, this is an EP you shouldn’t let slip away. 

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