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Solastalgia is a neologism referencing the pain experienced when an environment is changed. As the title of the newest album by Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins, it has a double meaning of addressing climate change, an issue Higgins cares and writes about, and the many other dashed expectations for the future referenced throughout the album. It’s her fifth album in a career that began in 2004, during which time Higgins has had two number-one albums in Australia, built a following in the States, gotten married, and is now expecting her second child. Throughout all the plans made and changed, she has maintained a sense of responsibility for her actions because ‘the future’s watching us.’
Phoebe Bridgers by Madalaine Kutsch
Phoebe Bridgers performed an emotionally charged set at the Doug Fir Lounge on April 26. She was accompanied by Lomelda, a solo act, which opened the show with their vibrant vocals and heavy lyrics. The performances were none other than ethereal and entirely captivating. Both artists being absolute powerhouses of talent, left their audience moved from beginning to end.
La Luz by Sam Leung / Sick Snaps
La Luz returned to play the Vera Project for their second of two Seattle shows. Their set featured songs from their new album, Floating Features, recently released on Hardly Art. The music started off with some heavy almost epic metal riffing before settling into their signature haunting surf and doo-wop sound. Local act Ancient Forest and Portland’s Sávila opened the show.