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“Not only is Aly speaking on another plane through her bass playing, but the messages in this record are so relevant to all the hurt that we as artists are perpetually going through.”

Aly Prudence gets a final spotlight on The First Sun’s new album

April 5th, 2018

“Not only is Aly speaking on another plane through her bass playing, but the messages in this record are so relevant to all the hurt that we as artists are perpetually going through.”

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    It simmers with funky, playful eroticism and electronic bells and whistles—fluttering beats, moody piano riffs and lush orchestral arrangements.

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    There’s either a delightful EP to be carved out here.

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    He channels Radiohead, Faces-era Rod Stewart, Of Montreal and Townes Van Zandt on his latest album—and that’s just on the first of its four sides.

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    The pointed political, social and personal statements match the stringent vibe.

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    At this point, the only constant from album to album is the band’s dedication to ambition.

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    Bassist Nate Brenner partners with leader Merrill Garbus for an approachable and dancey record.

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    The R&B/gospel legend wrote lyrics for three songs, stressing the importance of love while acknowledging racism and politician deception.

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