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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for Los Angeles singer-songwriter Kayla Cohen was inspired by her time in New Mexico and features contributions from members of Gun Outfit and Sun Araw as well as Chris Cohen, Cooper Crain, and James Elkington.
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  • Record Label: Paradise of Bachelors
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
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  1. 80
    Free and unshackled - while also troubled and brooding - is a decent way to summarise this hypnotic, deceptively sparse gem of an album.
  2. Uncut
    Oct 31, 2019
    80
    Each mode works in service of the vibe Cohen intends, but Spring's organic easiness belies the evident care in its creation. [Dec 2019, p.24]
  3. Mojo
    Oct 31, 2019
    80
    It is a hazy path through a dusty landscape of sadness and enlightenment that never arrives at answers or certainties, but shimmers with an eternal mystery. [Dec 2019, p.90]
  4. Nov 1, 2019
    80
    The transformative qualities of Spring reveal themselves with time and patience. What begins as a search ends with a confirmation of newfound clarity, where every location Cohen visits inspires new questions and new experiences.
  5. Nov 4, 2019
    70
    Opener “Lily” falls into this liminal ground, as does “Blue Spring,” and while these tracks don’t seem pointed towards anything particularly urgent, their instrumentation (like the rest of Spring) remains rich and resonant, each component part augmenting the others.
  6. Oct 31, 2019
    60
    A sleepier song like "Blue Spring," which features pedal steel and sparse, strummed guitar, only provides contrast within a very narrow range of expression here, like when eyes adjust to dim nocturnal lighting, then notice the shadow of a stray moth.
  7. Q Magazine
    Oct 31, 2019
    60
    If this isn't Quite her own trip, she leaves intriguing tracks to follow. [Dec 2019, p.110]