Anna Burch - Quit the Curse (LP)

Quit the Curse
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Though the deceptively complex pop of Quit the Curse€™ marks the debut of Anna Burch, it'€™s anything but the green first steps of a fledgling new artist. Growing up in Michigan, her fixation with music transitioned from a childhood of Disney and Carole King singalongs to more typically angsty teenage years spent covering Bright Eyes and Fiona Apple at open mic nights.

The nine songs that comprise the record come on sugary and upbeat but their darker lyrical themes and serpentine song structures are tucked neatly into what seem at first just like uncommonly catchy tunes. Burch'€™s crystal clear vocal harmonies and gracefully crafted songs feel so warm and friendly that it'€™s easy to miss the lyrics about destructive relationships, daddy issues and substance abuse that cling like spiderwebs to the hooky melodies. The maddeningly absent lover being sung to in 2 Cool 2 Care, the crowded exhaustion of With You Every Day or even the grim, paranoid tale of scoring drugs in Asking 4 a Friend sometimes feel overshadowed by the shimmering sonics that envelop them.

- LP

1. 2 Cool 2 Care
2. Tea-Soaked Letter
3. Asking 4 A Friend
4. Quit The Curse
5. Belle Isle
6. In Your Dreams
7. What I Want
8. Yeah You Know
9. Wish You Every Day