Music Reviews

Indigo De Souza All of This Will End

(Saddle Creek) Rating - 7/10

Though her emotions are laid as bare as 2021's breakthrough Any Shape You Take, Indigo De Souza furthers her songwriting acumen on her third album. The Asheville, North Carolina, singer-songwriter continues to deliver warm, guitar-driven pop against sharp blasts of angst, as demonstrated on You Can Be Mean and Always. The former is especially disturbing, where she doesn't mince words about a toxic partner she describes as having a dad who “was an asshole growing up.” While on the latter, she doesn't think too highly of her own. The Water is one of her best songs yet, a driving rocker with airy synths tones and brass that matches the anthemic sweep of Broken Social Scene. She takes some swings on Losing and Smog, but somehow, they don't end up distinguishing themselves too much compared to the songwriters of her generation. Still, Indigo's genuine frankness and distinctive vocals perfectly convey her vulnerable performances.