Our friends over at NPR have just posted Laura Gibson’s forthcoming album – La Grande – in their First Listen series. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this release, Gibson’s third, and can honestly say that it has been worth the wait. In many ways, this is a more complicated, confident affair than her previous efforts. For me, La Grande is the sound of an artist who has found her feet, and now wants to fly. Indeed, as Stephen Thompson writes:
It’s the sound of a confident artist stretching her own limits, without losing sight of the warmth, richness, subtlety and haunted beauty that made her worth celebrating in the first place.