Anaïs Mitchell (CD)

If Anais Mitchell’s new self-titled release has the celebratory vibe of a homecoming, well, that’s because it is. It’s the acclaimed indie folk singer’s first studio album in years, and there’s a sense of welcome return to these songs, Mitchell’s voice hanging honeyed in the air over her warm, cozy compositions. Deceptively simple, each track packs a real emotional punch, made all the stronger by the easygoing, upbeat nature of the melodies. The ideal soundtrack for your next evening in the countryside surrounded by beloved family and old friends.

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