Arizona-based singer/songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews is back with the follow-up to her critically lauded 2017 debut breakthrough ‘Honest’. Written while touring her first record, ‘May Your Kindness Remain’ explores Andrews’ relationships (some lasting, some fleeting) with people she meets on the road, her gospel-soaked folk perfectly mirroring the tenderness of her writing.
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Balladic country singer Courtney Marie Andrews arises from an Arizona slumber to deliver ‘May Your Kindness Remain’, a gorgeous record in praise of classic sound: with its title track overdriving into gospel, she suggests a record reeling up tradition.
As always, these kind of retreads work if the feelings grow new, and they do. These songs are emotional, and more importantly, they’re loud about it. The arrangements might lounge and the pace may reign steady, but Andrews’ voice rings hard and true above a sea of dutiful voices, twanging crunch and beaming organ sermon. “Lift the Lonely from my Heart” is a still but sentimental song, a church of sound that deserves the volume all the way up on your headphones.
Singers like this with arrangements like these are out of fashion, but not out of purpose: we saw the resurgence of Bill Fay and his plain-spoken calm via Dead Oceans, and Courtney Marie Andrews offers a similar respite for genre staples that might feel way out of mode. These songs are beautiful, striking the balance between sheer and subtle, screaming out from the ageing details.
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