Reveries for the laziest day of the week
13 February 2022
Artist: CATE LE BON
Who: Welsh singer-songwriter,
born Cate Timothy 38 years ago
Active: Since 2007 / 6 LPs (new one included)
New album: POMPEII
Released: 4 February 2022
Info: “Her sixth full-length studio album and the follow up to 2019’s
Mercury-nominated Reward, bears a storied title summoning apocalypse,
but the metaphor eclipses any “dissection of immediacy says Le Bon. Not
to downplay her nod to disorientation induced by double catastrophe, global
pandemic plus climate emergency’s colliding eco-traumas resonate all too eerily.”
Pitchfork says: “Cate Le Bon’s wondrous sixth album exists in a waking dreamscape
whose locked-in grooves approach the unknowable at slanted angles.” Score: 8.5/10.
TUTV: Our planet is in danger as we and Cate Le Bon know it.
She designs darksome, pessimistic images of humankind’s threats
with her classy songwriting.