As I write this the first few notes of Echobelly’s album Gravity Pulls drift from my speakers and settle into my skin. This is the first time I’ve heard it, and the familiar golden thread of Sonya Aurora Madan’s voice drags an unexpected smile out of me. The fact that these cats aren’t bigger in the U.S. just blows my mind. They came close in 1995 with the album On, but since then, awareness has been on a steady decline. People Are Expensive was never even released in the States.
Stream samples of the new album here.