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Introducing… Daphne Parker Powell

Country tinged folk on life after love.

For Daphne Parker Powell’s sixth album “The Starter Wife (Pleasure Loves Company)”, Daphne will be diving into divorce. The singer-songwriter says the album is “an exercise in radical trust”. Looking back at her younger self and the belief she had in marriage, the album will tell the tale of how far someone goes to keep a marriage, the codependency involved and the grief of losing the marriage entirely. Coming out of the divorce, the album also tackles how Daphne rebuilt herself afterwards into a wiser being.

“The Starter Wife” is the lead single and it reminds me of Joni Mitchell in her early 70s folk-pop phase from a production point of view. It’s a lovely track with some hard-hitting lyrics, mixing guitars, strings and vocals beautifully to allow both power and reflection to co-exist. Vocally, Daphne Parker Powell has a traditional folk songstress voice that reminds me a little of Loreena McKennitt in timbre. The music is more of a folk/country effort but I think fans of both Joni and Loreena would be interested.

“The Starter Wife” single is out now and you can hear it below. The album itself is due out on the 14th of October. For more information, visit her website.

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