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Review: Brianna Lea Pruett – Gypsy Bells

National Music Reviews

Brianna Lea Pruett

Gypsy Bells

Canyon Records

Street: 10.01

Brianna Lea Pruett = Angel Olsen + Damien Jurado

The fall season upon us, this album couldn’t arrive at a better time. My first listens were during a cold thunderstorm while drinking tea, and the weather couldn’t complement the music with any more coziness. The sparse sounds of Pruett’s voice with her acoustic guitar reflect the topography of the West, with her folk tales coming across as a lone traveler passing through those vast landscapes.

“New Life” and “It’s All Right” stood out to me most on the album as the inflections came across naturally, with a deep, passionate voice that has the same profound power as Chan Marshall’s melancholic drawl. –Brinley Froelich