Out April 29th via Lynn’s own label Resistor Music, Resistor is the Nashville-dwelling singer’s third album, beginning with 2011’s Have You Met Lera Lynn, which pulled more from country influences like Patsy Cline — infused via her Georgia upbringing — than her subsequent work. But there’s a unifying thread in her taste for mood and atmosphere, created as much through taunting lyricism as melancholy guitar plucks and her effortless coo, that makes each album flow artfully and satisfyingly into the next.
Even though most listeners will be attracted to Lynn’s crushed velvet voice – a combination of the Cowboy Junkies’ Margo Timmons and the female equivalent of Chris Isaak – these 11 songs find a melancholy atmospheric mood and ride it for 42 magnetic minutes.
Athens, Georgia-based singer-songwriter Lera Lynn made a name for herself as the front woman in the local folk band Bird & Wire and now, as a soloist, she’s been likened to Dusty Springfield and Joni Mitchell. She’s brought her brooding, autobiographical songs and languid pacing to Atlanta on several occasions, most recently The Earl and […]