Edge Radio Recommended: Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now

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Jesca Hoop’s new album Memories Are Now wastes no time in making clear its confidence and craftsmanship. The stark and reverberant title track opens the set with “a fighting spirit,” says Hoop, serving as an anthem to push through any obstacle and put forth your very best work. She has unequivocally done that here, with an album of stunningly original songs; minimalist yet brimming with energy, emerging from a wealth of life experience, great emotional depth, and years of honing the craft of singing.

NPR: In both content and construction, Jesca Hoop‘s songs practically burst with ideas: They’re as strange and smart and heartfelt as they are gorgeous