Margaret Glaspy - 'Echo The Diamond'

8/10

Having already been a major part of the new music scene for the best part of a decade now, US artist Margaret Glaspy has only really found success and acclaim in the last few years. After a number of self-released EPs near the beginning of her career were largely overlooked, her 2016 debut LP 'Emotions And Math' and its 2020 follow-up 'Devotion' have brought her enigmatic style to worldwide audiences, cementing her as a truly innovative name on the rise today. And now she looks to build upon those vibrant foundations with her third studio album 'Echo The Diamond', a record brimming with fresh and immersive textures.

Much like what 'Devotion' showed us, 'Echo The Diamond' aims to take the conventions of the indie-rock sound and give it a much-needed atmospheric aura throughout. With each track its own powerful strike of emotion and rigour, she finds herself dabbling in some wonderfully euphoric textures that not only bring us in for a closer listen, but also blow us away with passionate finesse as often as possible. Creating this beautifully alluring presence within her songwriting as well, she feels so confident and assured within her sound this time around.

There is something extremely familiar but also distinctive about 'Echo The Diamond'. As Glaspy clearly wears her influences on her sleeve throughout this new collection, she is still able to find a unique angle in which to honour them, giving her this fresh and captivating direction throughout.

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