[New Release] Lucinda Williams

Home > Entertainment > Music & Performance

print dictionary print

[New Release] Lucinda Williams



Lucinda Williams
 
“Good Souls, Better Angels”
Label: Highway 20
Genre: Rock
 
Lucinda Williams has come up with an album for our times — at least if you’re as angry as she is.
 
“Good Souls, Better Angels” is anything but subtle. Williams takes on “fools and thieves and clowns and hypocrites” — and that’s just on one song, “Bad News Blues.”
 
Oh, and she gets after the devil, too. And President Donald Trump, in “Man Without a Soul.”
 
It’s fiery, righteous and emphatic, like the soundtrack to someone leaving a murder scene.
 
Williams is less blunt on “Big Black Train,” a song about depression, and “Wakin’ Up,” which touches on domestic violence. Even then, it’s the band that elevates an ordinary hook — “I’m waking up from a bad dream” — to something more.
 
The mellower cuts are more constructive. On “When the Way Gets Dark,” the band matches the unsettled mood of Williams’ languid, encouraging vocals. On “Good Souls,” a gorgeous prayer of a song, Williams recaptures the Velvet Underground-influenced magic she harnessed a few years ago with her cover of J.J. Cale’s “Magnolia.”
 
AP

More in Music & Performance

'Round 2020' musical festival aims to strengthen ties between Korea, Asean nations

'Genius tenor' is a man for all genres

Learning about LPs

Jeongdong Theater revamps programs to target local audiences

Combing authentic traditional dances with modern aesthetics

Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now