Loss Leader is a beautiful folk album from Brenna Lowrie, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter from Alberta, Canada. The hypnotic, psych-tinged aesthetic throughout reminds of Nick Drake in terms of atmosphere. Among the album’s highlights if the dreamy “After Dark,” a short yet captivating effort with caressing multi-layered vocals and stirring acoustics over a woodwind-guided glow. The murkier, darker “Better Late Than Never” follows the track up, showing its own form of beauty with a different tint. Lowrie’s production, emphasizing wordless backing vocal chants and haunting guitar accompaniments, succeeds throughout. Loss Leader is a fully consuming folk release.
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“After Dark” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2020’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Folk.