Album Review: Which Way to Happy by Penelope Isles
Excellent, Based on 2 Critics
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Like almost everyone else in the world, the covid pandemic knocked Penelope Isles‘ world off its axis. In March 2020, the Brighton quartet, led by siblings Jack and Lily Wolter, were on the road promoting their debut album Until The Tide Creeps In. And then, all of a sudden, they weren’t. So instead of baking banana bread or overdosing on Netflix, the band hired a cottage in Cornwall and got on with the job of writing a second album.
Listening to Penelope Isles' second album Which Way to Happy, you won't get any sense of the bumpy ride that led to its creation, because it feels like such a seamless transition from their acclaimed debut, 2019's Until the Tide Creeps In. Penelope Isles, who revolve around the creative nucleus of siblings Jack and Lily Wolter, decamped with the rest of the band to a small cottage in Cornwall, UK to start work on album two. However, things got messy as Jack revealed in a press release announcing the album: "We were there for about two or three months.