by Joseph Purcell
Building into a haze of resentment and contempt, I Am The Prophet is the latest release from Austin, Texas based, Lady Dan – an enthralling journey through relationship strife.
Anchored by the talents of Tyler Dozier, I Am The Prophet reflects a melange of its creator’s eclectic influences. Where previous work has been steeped in country roots, with a touch of folk, this first taste from her upcoming LP of the same name is dug from the same indie rock soil as Julia Jacklin’s Crushing. But the lyrical content here is littered with biblical references, and the ever frequent changing emotional states within which we find ourselves, as she rails against the acceptance of unrealistic expectations.
Dozier’s vocal morphs from hushed, spoken word to bounding bursts of visceral angst. This is intensely personal songwriting, and every passing lyric reveals another layer in Dozier’s narration, as they empathetically coax us into her world.
Lady Dan’s debut album, I Am the Prophet, is out on 23rd April through Earth Libraries.
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