Cain expands her dreary, slow-core dream pop into an extraordinary Americana epic. I love Cain's style because of the blend of goth rock's muddy catharsis, dream pop's fuzzy production, and Americana's languid storytelling. The lyrics reflect this, where Cain explores the liminal space between self-worth, religious fervor, and self-destructive behavior. Preacher's Daughter does not shy away from complex intimacies. She leaves the listener with a vivid portrait of the artist and her lived experience as she searches for the promise of the American Dream. This one will take some time to digest thoroughly, but it is worth the work.
'Thoroughfare' is like Grapes of Wrath if Rose of Sharon put out. The last two minutes are probably my favorite moment of music this year thus far.