Album Review WILLOW - lately i feel EVERYTHING

A reminder that sometimes it’s actually fun to just sit with our feelings for just a little longer.

WILLOW  - lately i feel EVERYTHING

The big talking points around ‘lately I feel EVERYTHING’ - and this incarnation of WILLOW the artist - might be its pop-punk pedigree, thanks to the Travis Barker-featuring single ‘t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l’ and both the Blink-182 drummer and ‘00s icon Avril Lavigne featuring on ‘G R O W’, but her latest runs the gamut of alt-rock in reality. At one end is ‘F**K You’, little more than a rage-fuelled diatribe. At the other are the soft ‘naïve’ and epic ‘don’t SAVE ME’, the latter sprawling and sonically layered. Her other guests, too, come from across the spectrum. Indie rock gives us Cherry Glazerr, who feature on punky standout ‘¡BREAKOUT¡’ and former Calpurnia guitarist Ayla Tesler-Mabe, while rapper Tierra Whack appears on the soaring ‘XTRA’. Bar WILLOW herself, the one thread that runs through the record is fun: ‘lately I feel EVERYTHING’ is fun to listen to, fun to air guitar to, and serves as a reminder, sometimes it’s actually fun to just sit with our unpalatable feelings for just a little longer.

 

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