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Veronica Malki / Press

“Malki’s arrangements, though minimalist, have subtle traces of Latin music and a slight jazz swing. She strums dark, somber chords, reminiscent of Neko Case or Lucinda Williams and picks those sad, lonely notes of mournful, heartbroken Americana. Yet she doesn’t linger in the macabre for very long. Her songs evoke images of love, nature, bicycle rides and meditating on the beach as the sun sets. Even when she’s expressing her most painful sentiments, it is always entwined with beauty that is all around here—even the beauty of pain itself. Her greatest gift is her voice. She has a searing, powerful tenor range that cuts right through everything else with her directness and strength, yet there is a sense of compassion and gentleness to it.”

““Most of the tracks on the album clearly tie in with this concept of trusting that things will be just as they should as long as we are true to our hearts and act accordingly. They are also about accepting oneself with all of our brilliance and shortcomings; to not be afraid of it, but rather to step up, make use of what you’ve got, and share it.””