ICYMI TRACK REVIEW// Abby Meysenburg - Untether
Updated: Jul 20, 2019
Words by Jess Fleming
If you can imagine a more acoustic version of Snail Mail and combine this to the vocals of Girl in Red, then you would be close to hearing what could sound like Seattle born Abby Meysenburg. However, it is hard to capture the uniqueness of her talent, for on first listen despite feeling a sense of familiarity within her music, no one exactly like her will jump to mind.
Growing up near the Emerald City, Abby spent many nights driving in to see her favourite bands and artists, even if it meant pushing her curfew. Her first band, Starla captures Abby’s vocals perfectly, yet has a more folky feel than her solo works. Now a student at LIPA, Abby is an honouree Liverpudlian through and through.
Having released her debut EP ‘At Least Mostly Sure’ last month, it’s safe to say this one is made for the long summer nights, with dreamy chords and soothing vocals. Stand out track has to be the final song, 'Untether', wrote about Abby’s experience of losing her home-base as her family moved across country in America whilst she was living abroad over in Liverpool.
Opening with only the strum of guitar chords, Abby’s vocals rise above beautifully giving off a simplistic element to the song showing her phenomenal range. Slowly building, with other instruments we are soon introduced to soaring violins and a steadier drum beat, drawing similarities to First Aid Kit. However, Abby’s talents can be seen to pull on your soul and heartstrings in a similar way to Big Thief’s ‘Mary’ and Phoebe Bridgers’ ‘Demi Moore’.
I can’t wait to see what Abby comes up with next and urge you to check out her EP, you will not be disappointed.