Sorority Noise raised heavy hearts at Swedish American Hall

“Maybe I'm not the person that I never wanted to be,” Cameron Boucher affirms as the music quells momentarily beneath him, before roaring back scuzzy, peppy, and potent. The lyric is my personal selection for the emotional climax on Sorority Noise’s sophomore studio LP, Joy, Departed, but it’s only one of an abundance of choice quotables from the album that succinctly depict the perspective of those with a mental illness. Boucher himself struggles with bipolar disorder, and across the project’s 10 tracks he offers a detailed reflection of the emotional terrain of his psyche, both the pitfalls and the redemptions. [...]

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