Inner

lovetheonlyway

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Jennifer Turner was an indie darling with Furslide and once was Natalie Merchant's backup guitar girl, but playing second fiddle wasn't her nature. Being a part of the mainstream wasn't creatively satisfying for Turner; a solo stint was therefore bound to happen. Inner emerged from the ashes of those times, marking Turner's most ambitious effort yet. Debut album Lovetheonlyway experiments with threads of lo-fi and folk while massaging layered acoustics. The melodies, too, are multifaceted. Turner's voice creaks with a Jane Siberry-like, abstract kind of beauty on tracks like "Morninglikeme" and "Dontcare." "Myphilosophy" offers a slinky techno twist, but Turner stays simple. She's a vocal sweetheart on most of the album. "Begun" and the intricate "Kissme2x" are blissfully romantic, supporting the fact that Lovetheonlyway isn't entirely conventional. Inner has allowed Turner to play around with various sounds and styles without limitations. It's not constructed to follow any kind of format. Lovetheonlyway is practically spontaneous, and that's what makes it a brilliant piece of work.

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