Montreal’s Common Holly has released her debut album When I say to you Black Lightning. Out now through Solitaire Recordings.
The record is more experimental than Brigitte Naggar’s debut. It is rougher, looser, louder and more atonal. It feels edgy, but still kind. When I say to you Black Lightning ditches fear without losing vulnerability, and trades in sadness for the healing powers of anger, and the strength of observing, recognising and confronting.
In 9 labyrinthian tracks, Devon Bate, Hamish Mitchell, and Naggar herself, observe the complexities of mental health, the precarity of life, and the challenges of finding strength in the face of grave misunderstanding.
The album is yours, here.