ANNA TIVEL – ” Small Believer ” Best Albums Of 2017

Posted: December 27, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Anna Tivel’s songwriting crushed me with this album. She has two songs that are absolutely incredible on this album, “Dark Chandelier” and the song “Illinois.” Tivel is adding her name to a legacy of singer songwriters that includes the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Allison Krauss. She’s that good. If you think I’m exaggerating, just listen to this album. Set yourself aside an hour and listen to every song on this track. You will be a believer by halfway through the first song, trust me.

The poetic lyrics carry a ton of weight, speaking for common people. This is not the kind of music that will fly over your heard about life in fast places with fast people. This is complicated music about simple people, deeply satisfying in the truth and the grit and the mire. Tivel’s vocal tone is perfect for the kind of music she sings. She demands your attention.

Small Believer is Anna Tivel’s fourth studio album Its an amazing collection of patchwork stories drawn from conversations with strangers, on the road, in restaurants, bars, and rest stops. Produced by guitar mastermind Austin Nevins (Josh Ritter, Anais Mitchell), the songs float on a raft of electric guitar, pump organ, and sparse bass and drums. ‘Small Believer’ is spacious and honest, a lyric-driven exploration of the things that move within us. Tivel takes great care with every syllable and every story, chipping away until what remains is blindingly true and deeply affecting. This album came out late September on Fluff & Gravy Records.


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