Gianna Lauren – On Personhood (Forward Music Group, 2013)
Back to 2013 for a second, because I didn’t find this back then. Canadian label Forward Music Group is one of my favourites and a few of their releases appeared on my end-of-the-year list. This one didn’t, but it might have if I had heard it in time. Gianna Lauren is a Halifax-based singer-songwriter and her latest album On Personhood came out in april 2013. The opening track Trouble sounds a bit like Laura Veirs to me. Which I count as a good thing, because I love Laura (especially July Flame and Carbon Glacier). The rest of On Personhood doesn’t remind me of Laura, but it does sound equally good and addictive. On Personhood is a very strong release. Here are few samples. The already-mentioned Trouble and Anchor Down.