There are some albums out there that just come out of nowhere and strike you: that’s what happened with me with Ms Mr’s debut album, Secondhand Rapture, and in particular, their song Hurricane.
I’m not sure where I first heard Hurricane, but it was something that just grabbed me. Lizzy Plapinger’s vocals are haunting, and there’s a nice intersection between her voice and music that accompanies her. I picked up the whole album on that song alone, and the entire thing is really good – it’s one of the few that I’ll throw on in the background while I’m writing.
They have a new album out now, How Does It Feel, which I haven’t listened to yet. I loved Secondhand Rapture quite a bit, and as with any sequel, I’m not sure if it’ll live up. But, I’ll give it a listen.