Erin DurantKeeled Scales
Released: 19th July 2019
Don’t be misled by Erin Durant’s high-pitched, lilting vocals or her sweet, Carole King-styled acoustic piano accompaniment; that gentle exterior hides a biting, even edgy lyricist with plenty on her mind.
The New Orleans native and New York City-based singer-songwriter’s sophomore album takes substantial production leaps from her solo, lo-fi, home-recorded 2016 debut. That album found her splitting the track list between softly strummed acoustic guitar and piano. With TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone on production, Islands polishes Durant’s sound to a resonant and gently rollicking gleam, brightened by dulcimer, guitar, brass, and woodwind.