Sasha Alex Sloan – Me Again

As odd as it might seem on first blush, sad girl pop and country music have a lot in common....
Sasha Alex Sloan : Me Again
8.0 Sue Perb
2024 
Sasha Alex Sloan : Me Again

As odd as it might seem on first blush, sad girl pop and country music have a lot in common. They both traffic in crushing storytelling, singer/songwriters making an emotional connection with their fans. Indeed, once you take out the masculine element of country (everything from truck nuts to over-the-top patriotism), there’s much that unites the sisters. Sasha Alex Sloan taps into that on her third record, Me Again.

Now, this isn’t pedal steel guitar and Southern accents. Instead, it’s the subject matter akin to much from today’s amazing country gal music scene, and the intimacy. It’s all naturally most clear on “Cowboys Cry”, but that’s followed by her take on her parents getting older in “Kids” – not to mention also taking on the other side of parenting in “Highlights”. “Falling Out of Like” with Ruston Kelly is in the tradition of classic country duets on relationships falling apart, and “Only You Can” & “Good Enough” in your loved one being unable to overcome their demons.

Maybe it was Sasha Alex Sloan’s move to Nashville, maybe it was because everyone & their nepo daughter is doing sad girl pop now, but she’s successful expanded her sound and the sound on Me Again.

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