ALBUM REVIEW: “IMPOSSIBLE DREAM” by HALEY BONAR

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“Hometown goes wherever you go”, sings alt-rocker Haley Bonar in the reverb-laden opening track of her brand new album Impossible Dream, out August 5th via GNDwire Records. It’s true, you know, no matter how much distance you try to put between yourself and your roots, you always carry at least a little of it with you. Mid-century jazz bassist and activist Charles Mingus once said, “Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. Impossible Dream brims with this kind of creative simplicity; Bonar’s lyrics are a reflection of what she observes—heartbreak, issues of sexuality, and infidelity, but her snapshot-like approach to such heaviness gives us all the ability to see what she sees, to feel what she feels, even if only for a moment.

Her lyrics, effortlessly delivered in her unique, silvery breathlessness, fit like puzzle pieces  joined beautifully with the understated sass of her 90s-tinged guitar rock style. Impossible Dream is extraordinary.

 

Purchase Impossible Dreamhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/impossible-dream/id1105693983

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