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IAN SWEET's "Shapeshifter" lives up to its name

IAN SWEET's "Shapeshifter" lives up to its name

"Shapeshifter" is a very appropriate name for IAN SWEET's debut LP, as it represents a change in the lineup of what comprised singer Jillian Medford's bedroom pop solo poroject. Now accompanied by a bassist and a drummer in the studio and on the road, Jillian forges tracks that resonate very differently, though her crackly vocals remain the stars of the show. "Most of the songs on Shapeshifter don’t settle in a particular scene so much as they delve into a sensibility," reads the album's description on Bandcamp. Another delicious surprise is realizing that most of the tunes on the record were inspired by inanimate objects. IAN SWEET is sticking to the Midwest for the summer, but while we wait for the return of Medford's Crocs in the big city, let's take to heart the meaning behind the album, that there is "no one absolute; just the ease that comes with knowing everything will be OK as long as you hold tight to the pocket-sized things in life that bring happiness while you watch the rest of your world fall apart in slow-motion." - Valentina Rocha

Published: May 22, 2017 |

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