Anna Tivel, Lou Hazel
Friday October 14, 2022 07:00 PM EDT
CL Critic Hal Horowitz Recommends: You can depend on any artist who records for the Fluff and Gravy label to hang on the fringes of the roots genre, and that’s the case with Portland, Oregon’s Anna Tivel. On her sixth and latest, Outsiders, the first not on that imprint, she combines her airy vocals with dark, folksy instrumentation and synthesized beats for a pensive production that’s haunting and emotive. — HH
From the venue:Oregon-based songwriter Anna Tivel's newest album 'Outsiders' starts with a lens so wide we've left the planet to look back from a great distance at the turmoil and beauty of our shared humanity. From there the lens pulls close and unfolds in a gripping collection of stories so often ignored. Tivel's flawed and honest characters move through a landscape of hurt and loss, of small triumph and big love. In eleven songs full of recognition, veracity, and hope, Tivel's watchful and empathetic eye details the undeniable ache of living.