Editor’s Pick: Catherine Feeny – People in the Hole

You don’t need any more than “Morrissey meets Joni Mitchell” to grab my attention, but I think this album has something different and better going for it, sounding more like Feist . Beginning with the slow-burning “Jacaranda”, with its gentle ebb and tide of piano and orchestral flourishes, to the lightly groovy and old-timey “The Bell & the Anchor” to the Tom Waitsian Latin-tinged “You Better Run”, this album’s got something for everyone. The penultimate track “The Rest of Them” is particularly haunting, with subtle piano, sparse guitar and drums, with strings and high, minor harmonies providing the perfect complement to the lyrical warning “if you don’t learn to see what’s in front of you, you will be just like the rest of them”. Filled rich production and clever arrangements, effortless genre-crossing and personal, vivid lyrics, there’s a lot to listen to and love here. Check it out on CD Baby right here.

Now check out intriguing, zombie-filled video for the title track: