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Album Review - Indigo De Souza: Any Shape You Take (August 27, 2021)
Any Shape You Take is Indigo De Souza's follow-up to her 2018 debut I Love My Mom. The album again features artwork by De Souza's visual artist mother. The album also features De Souza partnering with executive producer Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee, and The War on Drugs) for her first producing experience. Any Shape You Take was recorded in Sylvan Esso's studio Betty's in Chapel Hill, NC and has De Souza's vision all over it.
The album was written in the midst of a highly emotional point in the young North Carolina based artist's life. De Souza stated the following about the album's theme through a press release: "I wanted this album to give a feeling of shifting with and embracing change. These songs came from a turbulent time when I was coming to self-love through many existential crises and shifts in perspective." Track to track, De Souza dives into a myriad of emotions and scenarios. For example, single "Kill Me" explores all the trappings of a problematic relationship and what that can bring to a person. Juxtapose "Kill Me" with the more traditional love song themes found on "Hold U" and you get a pretty interesting dynamic on one album.
Any Shape You Take will continue to push Indigo De Souza's trajectory into alt stardom. Her talent is so bright, that we can see her being a leading voice in a powerful alt movement that has emerged lately with several artists getting their time in the spotlight. Look for this release to strap a rocket to De Souza's back to take her to the next level. Her talent is simply too high to go unrecognized.
Rating - 5/5