COME WHAT MAY
GENRE | CHANTEUSECORE
VERDICT | COOL MOM ALERT
LABEL | SELF-RELEASED
RELEASE | 1.11.11
Even without the jazz and folk guitar variations twisting their way through the melodies on her Come What May, Sarah Blacker’s voice is intoxicating enough. The first track, “Drivin,” just about begs to be played while rambling down a country road with the windows down. “Knocked the Winds” has enough sassy trumpet and trombone to make us feel as though we’ve stumbled onto a Norah Jones track. Blacker’s seamless mix of songs containing electric guitar with numbers on the mandolin establishes her as a powerhouse songwriter.
Come What May is a listen-through guaranteed to get stuck in your head. The entire album is sweet and melancholic, upbeat and optimistic, in a wholesome way. Throw it on the next time our mom drops by. Blacker has that kind of positive presence.
SARAH BLACKER AT CLUB PASSIM FRI 2.18.11