Review: “Lush”

Lindsey Jordan’s, or Snail Mail’s, “Lush”, has an indie rock sound that showcases her first teenage love. Snail Mail’s 2018 album, “Lush”, encompasses her once teenage suburban life and shows the angst that she felt during that time. Her album is a great for everyone who enjoys indie rock but is perfect for teens who can relate to how she felt. Lindsey Jordan, the singer-songwriter and guitarist of Snail Mail was born in 1999 and is from Maryland. Jordan and her bassist Alex Bass, drummer Ray Brown, and guitar and keyboard player Madeline McCormack, released their first EP in 2015. The band won their first award, Favorite Indie Pop and Indie Rock Albums in 2018. There are a total of 10 songs on Snail Mail’s “Lush” that was released on June 8, 2018. Snail Mail has about 487,576 monthly listeners on Spotify, with their most listened song being “Pristine” with 18,575,110 listens. Her album, “Lush,” goes deep into teenage heartbreak and shows how she’s growing from it through all of her songs. My favorite songs on the album were “Deep Sea” and “Heat Wave.” Both seem to have a very different vibe with “Deep Sea” being a sadder more lower song that talks about not wanting to lose someone and begging for them to stay because she’s never found someone like them.  “Heat Wave,” on the other hand, is more of an upbeat sound with angry connotations. I really enjoyed this album because Jordan shows how sadness and teenage angst shouldn’t be seen as unimportant. She put her sadness first throughout the album and really showed the grieving process of her first love. I think the similarity between Snail Mail and Soccer Mommy is really close because they both focused so much on showing their true feelings in their music and not masking it. I’m going to rate the album, “Lush,” an 8.5/10 because I like the way that Lindsey Jordan is honestly portraying her change of emotions throughout the album. The way that sadness flows through to her anger and then with instrumentals matching it makes the album even better.