INDIGO SPARKE – ” Pressure in My Chest “

Posted: December 25, 2022 in MUSIC

Indigo Sparke returns with her magnetic second full-length album “Hysteria”, recorded with producer Aaron Dessner (The National, Taylor Swift). It’s a huge and beautiful sweeping work, one that possesses a rare, reflective power. From the first few notes, in the first song, “Blue”, something chilling and captivating pierces straight into the listener’s chest.

With little more than a couple of chords and Indigo Sparke’s incandescent voice, ‘Pressure in My Chest’ sketches out a vast and open landscape, where “the light is filled with wonder/ And the echo of our love.” The singer-songwriter has a penchant for poetic lyrics, but “the wasteland of my forgotten screams” is a pretty direct reference to her experience of living in Taos, New Mexico, surrounded by huge desert. And while the verses are rife with vivid imagery, it’s the repetition of the chorus that evokes just how raw and invigorating of an effect that isolation can have on one’s sense of self.

Elevated by Aaron Dessner’s subtle production flourishes, it circles around a simple sentiment in a way sounds ancient and holy, lit up by the hope that finding your breath can ignite something much bigger.

From the album “Hysteria”, out now, via Sacred Bones Records

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