Laura Borealis has dedicated her second full-length album to the wilderness of Quebec, and at times it feels like she’s communicating with something other- worldly. Full of soft, throaty utterances framed by gentle background melodies, Borealis’s songs float along as if dragged by a gentle undertow. Upsweeping layers of woodwinds and strings balance the sparse percussion.
Borealis has the kind of voice that is able to waver between notes, and between feelings, too. With confessional but minimal lyrics, she has crafted a sophisticated yet subtle record.