Lindsey Jordan navigates uncertainty with confidence on 'Lush'
On Snail Mail's debut full-length, Lush, 19-year-old singer and guitarist Lindsey Jordan has a way of injecting even the most seemingly mundane details with life-altering import. The indie rocker shuffles off to the same parties every weekend, crushes on people who don't crush back and spends late nights wandering aimlessly through her suburban house, often coming across like a lost character from Greta Gerwig's “Lady Bird.”
The album, in turn, arrives with more questions than answers, Jordan singing: “Who's your type of girl?”; “Don't you like me for me?”; “Do you love me?” Regardless of these lyrical vulnerabilities, though, the music never sounds less than assured, Jordan crafting a spellbinding web of glassy-toned, reverb-kissed guitars that consistently evoke the album's title. It's a contrast that appears to suggest that while growing up can often feel like a time of great confusion and near-constant uncertainty, it's rarely without its beauty.