Amazing. This 18 year old named Lindsay Jordan has released her debut album that is just amazingly deep and well thought-out, a collection of 10 lucid guitar-pop songs that show off her her classically-trained guitar skills, structural know-how, plus an ability to express the inquisitiveness and confident insecurity of youth with a surprising sophistication. Not since Lorde and sOAk’s deput albums has someone so young knocked the puck into the net so quickly (hockey, I think). This woman has become one of my new favorites. Her guitar playing throws me completely for a loop. How can one be so great? And her lyrics are wonderful. Read the lyrics for “Heat Wave”:
Swirl in the white evening sun
Tell me that I’m the only one
And I hope I never get a clue
Green eyes, I don’t know what to do
And I hope whoever it is
Holds their breath around you
‘Cause I know I did
If only sometimes
Would you give it up, green eyes?
Passing phases wear you thin
Same old world that you’ve been sleeping in
And I hope it never spends you up
Green eyes, what could ever be enough?
I am so glad my friend introduced me to Snail Mail. She is that good.