Every end of the month we are releasing a round-up of reviews of recent releases that moved us the most. These are the personal takes on hand-curated gems our team dug up (and the occasional chart topper), this time with artist Black Belt Eagle Scout, Andy Shauf, Krákow Loves Adana, Cat Clyde, Sophie Lindinger and Monako. What will be your favourite?
One of the most promising songwriters off the Canadian soil, Andy Shauf returns these days with “Norm”, a meticulously crafted interlay of stories revolving around the central, eponymous figure. NBHAP editor Andreas sat down with the artist to talk about the record, discussing the craft of storytelling as such, and the lack of imagination that characterises present-day folk music.