This is Eleanor Friedberger’s first solo album after recording eight with her brother Matthew as Fiery Furnaces. Her distinctive voice — especially how Eleanor speeds and slows her words’ tempos, makes it harder to separate her solo work from her FF discography. But this song has a wholesome, hand clap groove and steady melody. There are some interesting and wacky instrumental choices on “My Mistakes,” but each new sound is introduced gradually and given time to recreate the main melody so they don’t feel jarring or out-of-place. Listen:
- Eleanor Friedberger – “My Mistakes”Download
Last Summer is out 4/12 via Merge.