Title : Snail Mail – Valentine. Format : Indies Gold Coloured Vinyl. Label : Matador. Label : OLE1785LPE. Barcode : 0191401178532.
Release Date : November 5th 2021
One of the most anticipated follow-ups in indie- rock, ‘Valentine’ was written and produced by Snail Mail aka Lindsey Jordan and co-produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee). Written in 2019- 2020 the album is filled with romance, heartbreak, blood, sweat and tears. On ‘Valentine’, her sophomore album, out on Matador, Lindsey solidifies and defines this trajectory in a blaze of glory. In 10 songs, written over 2019-2020 by Jordan alone, we are taken on an adrenalizing odyssey of genuine originality in an era in which ‘indie’ music has been reduced to gentle, homogenous pop composed mostly by ghost-writers. Made with careful precision, ‘Valentine’ shows an artist who has chosen to take her time. The reference points are broad and psychically stirring, while the lyrics build masterfully on the foundation set by Jordan’s first record to deliver a deeper understanding of heartbreak.