Amazing. This 18 year old named Lindsay Jordan has released her debut album that is just amazingly deep and well thought-out, a collection of 10 lucid guitar-pop songs that show off her her classically-trained guitar skills, structural know-how, plus an ability to express the inquisitiveness and confident insecurity of youth with a surprising sophistication. Not since Lorde and sOAk’s deput albums has someone so young knocked the puck into the net so quickly (hockey, I think). This woman has become one of my new favorites. Her guitar playing throws me completely for a loop. How can one be so great? And her lyrics are wonderful. Read the lyrics for “Heat Wave”:
I’m so tired of moving on
Spending every weekend so far gone
Heat wave, nothing to do
Woke up in my clothes having dreamt of you
Swirl in the white evening sun
Tell me that I’m the only one
And I hope I never get a clue
Green eyes, I don’t know what to do
And I hope whoever it is
Holds their breath around you
‘Cause I know I did
If only sometimes
Would you give it up, green eyes?
Passing phases wear you thin
Same old world that you’ve been sleeping in
And I hope it never spends you up
Green eyes, what could ever be enough?
I am so glad my friend introduced me to Snail Mail. She is that good.