Dark River

Lydia Luce - Dark River
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 15 ratings
February 26, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Tone Free Music / Label
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Folk/ Americana Singer Lydia Luce brings some really solid, emotional and thought provoking ballads on her second album, “Dark River”.

Lydia Luce really outdone herself, with her very sorrowful and very personal lyrics about love, emotions, breakup and a complicated relationship. Her vocals are very silky and have so much depth while the performances throughout this record are really ravishing and melancholic at times, these details really make this such an intriguing and ... read more
Oh my god the melodies...
an eleven-track collection of romance, tenderness and introspection en masse, “Dark River” is composed, for the most part, with beauteous classical arrangements that lead the album backwards towards time. its sound is adaptable, varying from a hostile rock ambient to then suit a lachrymose atmosphere with the accompaniment of wonderful cellos and heavenly vocalizations. in Luce’s sophomore record, she’s off to deal with the prisms of self-love and the passionate one, ... read more
Everything just works in this album. From the sultry voice of Lydia Luce to the lush production, Dark River offers the listener an emotional blanket. The idea of being stuck in one's mind and the longing to have someone stay are some of the common themes throughout the tracks. It's overall a rollercoaster of emotions but we get to absorb it with such incredible vocal delivery.
Occasionally 7/10
Dark River 7.2/10
Tangled Love 7/10
Something to Say 7/10
Never Been Good 7/10
Maybe in Time 7/10
Leave Me Empty 6.6
Somehow 6.5/10
All the Time 6.5/10
Stones 6.5/10
Just the Same 7.2/10
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Added on: February 5, 2021