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Voyageur

VoyageurOn her fourth album, the well-traveled Ottawa ? native enlists Bon Iver's Justin Vernon to swaddle her twangy melodies in womblike warmth. That dichotomy...VoyageurOn her fourth album, the well-traveled Ottawa ? native enlists Bon Iver's Justin Vernon to swaddle her twangy melodies in womblike warmth. That dichotomy...2012-01-11
BON 'VOYAGEUR' The Canadian native's fourth album blends soft vocals with a twangy warmth

BON 'VOYAGEUR' The Canadian native's fourth album blends soft vocals with a twangy warmth

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Voyageur

Lead Performer: Kathleen Edwards; Music Label: Zoe

On her fourth album, the well-traveled Ottawa ? native enlists Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon to swaddle her twangy melodies in womblike warmth. That dichotomy perfectly captures her struggle between romantic wanderlust and cold comfort, best expressed on the album’s first track: ”I’m moving to ­America,” Edwards coos, before adding the kicker ”It’s an empty threat.” Voyageur is gorgeously weathered ­heartbreak, straight from the gravelliest Ontario roads. A?

Best Tracks:
Jaunty opener Empty Threat
Bluesy dirge Mint