Album Review Margaret Glaspy - Devotion

Margaret Glaspy - Devotion

Her foray into experimenting with electronic music has paid off.

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On the follow-up to 2016 debut ‘Emotions and Math’, Margaret Glaspy trades in her fiddle stylings for more expansive, synth-based material. Save for her distinct, crisp vocals, Margaret takes a quantum leap into unfamiliar territory of electronic music and synthesisers. ‘Devotion’ explores themes of romance, but it’s less to do with a tangible, solid figure and more about her ideas, emotions, questions and feelings about love itself. On opener ‘Killing What Keeps Us Alive,’ the haunting, soft synths complement her voice, and across the record, they work as mood-shifts and emotional changes - enabling her longing in ‘Without Him’ and trying to recapture the sentiments of first romance in ‘Young Love’. Margaret still sounds the most at home with her string instruments, but her foray into experimenting with electronic music has paid off.