In January, the music I listen to tends to consist of those albums I didn't pay enough attention to the previous year. I also get suggestions of albums I missed from those end of year "best of" lists, and I never fail to find a few gems hidden within.
I have always enjoyed Crooked Still, and yet I was a little hesitant to pick up Aoife O'Donovan's solo album, Fossils, when it first came out. In my opinion, her voice was sometimes a weakness in the Crooked Still songs. Too breathy and slight to compete with the musicality of the instruments in the band. After giving it a listen, though, I discovered that she found the best ways of using her voice. It's more prominent in her own songs, and it doesn't have to struggle to be heard. I loved the music immediately.
The song above has been on repeat, and I've enjoyed fiddling with it myself on my guitar. The entire album is beautiful, though - check it out.
via yep roc records