“Valentine” by Snail Mail Review

“Valentine” by Snail Mail Review

- Matador Listen to the track below “Valentine” Many young female musicians who were heralded as prodigies have made music this year revisiting the barbarity of that early renown, the powerlessness they felt as teenagers trapped in an all-consuming gaze. Lorde described having “nightmares from the camera flash”; Billie Eilish observed “a stalker walking up and down the street”; Clairo spoke about being “just useless and a whore” but still getting cosigned by “your favorite one-man show” after being sexualized in the industry. To deal with the aftereffects of a “young life colliding with sudden fame,” Lindsey Jordan of Snail Mail—who became an indie rock phenom after she released her debut album, Lush, at 18—spent time at a recovery facility. There she charted out arrangements for what would be her …
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