Editors’ Notes “Real love makes your arms black,” Adrianne Lenker sings on “Real Love”. “Real love is a heart attack.” A raft of feedback overpowers the song, and distills Big Thief’s knack for setting brutal intimacy on a nakedly epic scale. Masterpiece is full of heavy-hearted guitar jams that specialise in grief (“Masterpiece”), shame (“Paul”), and regret (“Vegas”), made ever more brutal by Lenker’s voice, which billows like a flag in a storm, tattered, and proud.

SONG
Little Arrow
1
1:58
 
Masterpiece
2
3:50
 
Vegas
3
2:19
 
Real Love
4
4:17
 
Interstate
5
3:24
 
Lorraine
6
1:53
 
Paul
7
3:03
 
Humans
8
3:23
 
Velvet Ring
9
2:35
 
Animals
10
2:59
 
Randy
11
3:09
 
Parallels
12
4:23
 

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