Weighted Mind by Sierra Hull

Weighted Mind Sierra Hull ★★★☆ An album of introspection by a prodigy that plays well, Weighted Mind’s complications buoy and sink it simultaneously.         The muted strums on “Queen of Hearts Royal Tea” that lead into the mandolin solo are the heart of Weighted Mind; forceful absences, technical displays that aren’t wrapped in technicity. They are a part of the song as a whole but are brought weight by what they anticipate, rather than any explicit change. They are — and Weighted Mind is — a sort of suspended potential, a repudiation that never quite finds itself a ground. If those strums are the heart, then...
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