Alaska-based Laura Oden has previewed her upcoming album with "Try Not to Cry." Oden's remarkable vocal performance makes this song, an attempt to grapple with a crushing loss, an arresting experience. Oden brushes against the confines of folk music and weaves jazz-like intervals into her delivery. This meditation is sure to stay with you after the last note fades and it has me excited for the full album.
Laura Oden -- Official, Facebook