Pennsylvania’s Petal has released her new album ‘Magic Gone’, a 10-song declaration of personal liberation and a look into the mind and soul of singer/songwriter Kiley Lotz.
Album opener “Better Than You” is a statement of intent for ‘Magic Gone’ with its raucous, anthemic energy and catharsis. “Tightrope” has a bubbling energy that culminates in Lotz’s soaring voice. Midway through the album, “Comfort” offers tender musicality, with Lotz’s voice vacillating from whispered incantations to impassioned pleas. NPR Music calls it “so heartbreaking” in the way it details how mental health can distort even the most sacred of relationships.
The New York Times has celebrated Lotz as one of the “women making the best rock music today,” also complimenting the complicated heartinthecenter of her music, adding that “the ache at the core of Petal’s music is its signature, rendered in a manner both searing and confident.” Pitchfork also has praised Petal for creating “beautifully aching songs that are illuminated by clear, direct voice and poetic lyrics,” while SPIN said that the deeply personal nature of Lotz’s songwriting “read[s] like vignettes, small windows peering into small slices of a lengthy timeline.”
MAGIC GONE (2018)
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