|➲ Laura Gibson “Goners” ★ Label: City Slang ★ Released 26 October 2018 ★|
It is her best record, and also her strangest.
There are hauntings and transformation, odd birds and harbingers. Women become wolves, men metamorphose into machines, ghost-children wave in the rearview mirror, a scar becomes a vessel for memory.
Her lyrics are populated with sharp objects: a needle, a thistle, a sickle, a scythe, claws and animal teeth. Her language has never felt more alive, her storytelling sharper, her imagination looser. It is a record for thinkers and feelers, for the fierce and also the weary, and despite its darkness, she has succeeded in making a work of radical hope.
Limited edition on dark green vinyl.