Alice Boman :: "Waiting"

Rich and somber, Alice Boman's "Waiting" emerges from behind its bedroomer aesthetic as both heart-sick and morose. All about departures, Boman crafts misdirected emotional syllgysm like, "I want you more than I need you / I need you so bad," leaving the listener with tape fuzz, a mournful piano progression and a series of projected, searing memories. This is Boman's pain, not ours, but the imagined pathos is striking. Her debut EP, Skisser, Swedish for "sketches", is full of this type of communicable trauma, like a female-fronted and vastly darker Youth Lagoon. It's hard to imagine Boman waiting on anything or anyone - even as the central image of her signature track - when she is so obviously in the process of arrival.

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