Suzie Ungerleider, formerly known as Oh Susanna, is back with her first album since her name change.
The Juno award nominee has announced her revival with an album full of evocative vocal melodies and enchanting lyrical ideas. Sparsely produced dreamscapes were created by Suzie and producer Jim Bryson and we’re introduced to this on the opening track Mount Royal. We hear a more mature version of Ungerleider as she discusses becoming a mother on songs such as Summerbaby and the very delicate and intimate Hearts. The music at times feels like it falls away and all we notice is Suzie’s delicate yet unwavering vocals. A highlight on this record is North Star Sneakers which bolsters strong, independent women and gives a nod to those who have gone before.
As Suzie Ungerleider forges a path under her new name, or should we say her own name, she is putting out music that feels much more authentic, as if she’s presenting herself, her views on the world, the things that matter most to her in the form of this record.