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Lost in Light by Sumie

Sumie

Lost in Light

Release Date: Nov 10, 2017

Genre(s): Folk

Record label: Bella Union

40

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Lost in Light

Mediocre, Based on 2 Critics

The Observer (UK) - 40
Based on rating 2/5

S wedish singer-songwriter Sumie Nagano (sister of Little Dragon frontwoman Yukimi) seemingly paints only in watercolour. Her second album tries to don the weeds of gothic Americana for a darker tone than the pale folk of her eponymous debut, yet remains washed out, like an overexposed negative: oddly beautiful but wilfully wan. From the Mazzy Star-lite reverbed strums and detached vocals of Fortune and the spectral saloon torch song of the mild west that is Night Rain to the soft country melancholy of Walk Away, with its faintest breath of brass, one song drifts ghostlike into another, leaving little lasting impression other than a vague, pretty sadness.

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Opinion: Fairly Good

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