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Sunday ACL Fest 2019 Record Reviews

Reviewed by Rachel Rascoe, October 4, 2019, Music

Moving on from the brokenhearted pop promise of 2016's Nothing's Real, Alexandra Denton finds a lush, long-distance love connection on her sophomore collection. The British songwriter eases up on synth-pop urgency for spirited disco and cinematic instrumental moments. Single "Religion (U Can Lay Your Hands on Me)" worships at the altar of lust for a distant match, while "Bklynldn" connects the geographic dots before swerving to an exuberant end. Mid-way, a recording of a 90-year-old Texas man's surreal storytelling opens "Tommy." Steeped in vivid details of a queer romance, Forevher partners jubilant pop with its ideal mate: physically charged songs of electric devotion. (Sunday, 3pm, Vrbo stage)


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