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Thursday May 30

Primavera Sound Barcelona



It is not very often that we hear a twenty-something-year-old worrying about having taken the name of the Lord in vain. This confession, frank but without any unnecessary dramatics, says a lot about the foundations that give character to the music by Tomberlin, who entered adulthood realising that the religion that she had been raised in was no longer relevant to her. The singer songwriter does not lament her loss of faith, but rather observes it with the same perplexity as that provoked by romantic emotions and by her own body. A undecipherable folk music that Tomberlin tries to figure out with the help of Owen Pallett, producer of At Weddings, a secular debut which from time to time steals a glance at the heavens.

At Weddings (Saddle Creek, 2018)