Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Heather Green -- Clementine

Heather Green's songs might be dominated by distorted guitars and layered harmonies, but it's Green's carefully observant lyrics that distinguish her. "The Wild Ones," a song that exudes confidence -- not because of the subject matter, but because of Green and her band's certainty in the song itself -- is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at shows. The careful listener will be rewarded by Green's delicate comparison between cigarette smoke and the entanglements relationships cause.

Green nonchalantly mines several decades of pop to deliver her torch songs. "Say Watcha Says" brings to mind some of the more adventurous pop/R&B of recent  years like Grimes and The Weeknd, while "Time" takes us back to doo-wop. Certainly, the '50s would have been a better time if Green had been around to croon queer love songs. Overall, the songs are united by Green's self-assured performances and thoughtful explorations into the nature of platonic and romantic relationships.

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