Like everyone else, the last ten years for Mercy Bell were filled with life-altering decisions, events and experiences, all of which can be heard loud and clear on her new self-titled album. From times of grief and anxiety arose captivating songs loaded with introspection on what it's like to discover your identity amid heartbreak, losing someone you love, and chasing your dreams.
The festival shortlists were out. None came out a clear winner: not the right music, poor headliners, no acts announced yet. None, that was, until we looked in our back garden. We were going back to Pinkpop.
Out of all the artistic touchstones in David Bowie's mercurial career, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars remains one of his most celebrated and accessible bodies of work.
The Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist's second studio album, The Trip Vol. 2, is due out December 31.
An endearing ode to the physical LP and all that it stands for.