Editors' Notes Six years since the release of Humour and the Misfortune of Others, soul singer Hollie Smith shows she can slow jam (“In Love Again”), two-step (“Holding On”), and flex with the best (“Lady Dee,” “Poor on Poor”). The guitar is the album’s spirit animal, lending Water or Gold a rocking edge. ”Helena” is its emotional centrepiece—a song written for the late Helena McAlpine on the occasion of her wedding. Smith gives a tremendous vocal performance that seals her reputation as an outstanding Kiwi singer, while memorializing her close friend. The album closes with “Dream”, which ushers the listener out on a warm and hopeful cloud, like finishing a great novel.

SONG
Water or Gold
1
4:27
 
In Love Again
2
4:07
 
Lady Dee
3
2:47
 
Holding On
4
3:02
 
Anymore
5
3:18
 
Poor On Poor
6
4:01
 
Lead the Way
7
3:40
 
Helena
8
4:33
 
Older Younger
9
4:01
 
Make Believe
10
3:51
 
Dream
11
4:55
 
Fallen (Bonus Track)
12
8:11
 

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