WALL :: "Shoestring"

Packing a chord progression that easily could have emerged from Zach Condon's more plaintive catalog, WALL crafts a tiny, figure-eight single, "Shoestring". Seemingly in the act of knitting larger the initial limits of the song's geography, WALL, a delicate-voiced UK songstress, builds "Shoestring" into a tidy snow-globe empire. It is an ephemeral capture as she sings, "put me in a cell on my own," aware of the cloister, ending with the escapist, "give me another reason to get going." Her little arrangement, sturdy and weak in the same moment, full of somber keyboards and tinny drums, evaporates almost as she does, all the freedom held outside the confines of the spaces of our own making.

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