Vinyl LP pressing. Relinquishing inhibition and apprehension fosters creativity in it's purest form. By letting go, an artist invariably flourishes. Sophie Auster embodies this phenomenon. The New York singer/songwriter leverages the freedom to soulfully speak her mind and share truths by way of vivid songwriting cast over swaths of lush acoustic guitars and dense piano chords. Emblematic of her growth, Next TIme's first single "Mexico" plays out like a long lost fifties South-of-the-Border-set film noir. Punctuated by boisterous horns and an irresistible chant, the track illuminates both vocal charisma and a knack for storytelling. Elsewhere, "Black Water" invokes the smoky soul of bluesy jazz standards "influenced by a solitary feeling." Finally, closer "Tom C" leaves an intoxicating last word chased by faint guitar and hypnotic crooning, which bottles "this lonely hazy night of being alone in a bar." In many ways, the title signals the start of a new chapter for the songstress. In the end, this is time for Sophie to tell her story.
Track List: 1.1 Dance with Me 1.2 Missing 1.3 My Baby 1.4 Dollar Man 1.5 Let It Go 1.6 Black Water 2.1 Dragon Blood Tree 2.2 Medications 2.3 Mary Jane's 2.4 Rising Sun 2.5 Tom Collins