Song: Lindsay Munroe – River review

by Philip Moss

Five months ago, Lindsay Munroe performed to a packed out room at The Eagle Inn, Salford, as main support for Dalliance Records’ artist, Common Holly. After the goings on of the eight weeks, going to live shows seems like a life time ago. But even through the craziness of the lockdown, one song in particular still rings in my ears from that evening – Munroe’s stunning new single, River.

Different to the Sharon Van Etten approved Split, the latest cut from her upcoming EP, Our Heaviness, is a more spacious, ethereal number. Munroe, playing the role of an outside observer, omnisciently looks in on herself – ‘She knows the way to go’ – melodically recalling Nadia Reid, but with the imagery of Florence Welch. While Chris Hamilton (LUMP, Torres) returns as producer – bringing the most out of Munroe’s arrangement, which ebbs and flows – growing from considered, throbbing guitars into a pastoral soundscape around her knowing voice

Lindsay Munroe’s Our Heaviness EP is out on 19th June.

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