Live This Week: Adrianne Lenker’s feather-light tunes showcased at Swedish American Hall

Adrianne Lenker (of Big Thief) makes quietly unassuming folk filled with abstraction. Her emotional melodies throb instead of afflict sharp pangs that more lyrically direct material would be inclined to incise. Alliterative, adroit, and often internally rhymed, her writing give a distinctive elliptical quality that gently beckons you into the labyrinth to discern details as you see fit. Across abysskiss, Lenker’s latest solo record, her deliberately quiet voice is strengthened by finger-picked arpeggios. On “symbol,” a helix of a tune that otherwise reads calm sonically, Lenker articulates a fleeting urgency in the current underneath her lyrical assonance. “The symbol of [...]

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