"The Spur"- Joan Shelley

July 03, 2022

When Joan Shelley 's voice comes into play, it's impossible to pretend nothing has happened... Like Gillian Welch, the musician from Kentucky manages to impose an incandescent being without ever doing anything to light the fire...

On this new album, "The Spur" ( No Quarter , Modulor , Marion Seury ), prevails a falsely stripped folk, where each note seems weighed by a necessity of another order, out of all contingencies... We have rarely heard music unfold its thread with so much clarity, for a result stamped by a majesty that we like to make ours ... In just one album, Joan Shelley, without the slightest preaching, makes us glimpse that another world is always possible... It's simply up to us ... Enjoy !