Haley Bonar’s emotional examination

(photo: Graham Tolbert) “You can be whatever you like,” sings Haley Bonar at the end of her latest album, Impossible Dream, but it’s clear that, to Bonar, being ‘whatever’ they like doesn’t exclude anyone from emotional examination. Throughout the album, Bonar presents her listeners with a barrage of implied life choices (“prostitute or loving wife,” “kids who got kids at parties”), and their emotional consequences (“I could be so happy if I let myself be happy”). An accomplished artist, Bonar has been performing since she was a teenager, starting at open mics in her hometown and eventually dropping out of [...]

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