(Photo Credit - Eunice Beck)
Advance Review - Danielle Durack: No Place (January 15, 2021)
Promos for Danielle Durack compare her sound to Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, but I really think she has something going that's all her own. Her work on No Place is centered in folk roots, with Durack's vocals floating ethereally above the melodies she is able to create. It's raw and indie oriented, but evocative at the same time.
The rawness of this album really comes through in its poignant use of themes surrounding heartbreak. While Durack may be rooted in folk sounds, she can kick the doors in every once in a while, as she does on "Broken Wings". Overdriven guitars rip as Durack brings her vocals to new heights and she emotes the pain she has felt through this musical fury.
Where I can really see the comps to Phoebe Bridgers is in the lyric prowess. Durack has the ability to reach out and touch you with her pain. You feel what she wants you to and that's a rarity in music. No Place, Durack's third album really shows her coming into form as an artist and it's definitely worth giving her music a listen. Especially if you're into the current indie folk scene.
Rating - 4/5