Release Date: Jun 24, 2022
Genre(s): Country, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Alternative Folk
Record label: No Quarter
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Gorgeous eighth album from Kentucky singer songwriter strikes a contemplative, calming note It may be over two years since the Covid-19 pandemic changed the world, but its effects still permeate, especially in art. The songs for Joan Shelley's eighth album The Spur were written during lockdown at Shelley's farm in Kentucky over a 12 month period where Shelley had to communicate with local songwriters on Zoom, swapping ideas and gaining feedback until the songs took shape. Then, when the album was eventually recorded, in March 2021, Shelley was seven months pregnant with her daughter.
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