Angie McMahon: Just Feel Something

Photo by Paige Clark “It feels like it all happened very quickly but also very slowly,” says Australian singer-songwriter Angie McMahon. On the basis of just a handful of singles released in Australia, she became a radio fixture almost overnight and began playing bigger and bigger venues. Even before she had released a full-length album, she had fans singing her deeply personal songs back to her. This is not how most artists launch their careers. “I guess there’s no right way to do it, and I love connecting with more people. But it’s been a strange time.” It’s not hard to see why McMahon’s bluesy, blistering, often beautiful songs would grab listeners with such force and immediacy. Her first singles — including debut “Slow Mover” in 2017 and, more recently, the wry “Pasta,” about neglecting your own self-care — reveal an artist dedicated to rewriting the conventions of confessional songwriting. She injects her lyrics with humor and bravado, which only make her hurt and confusion more relatable.  That cleverness translates to her long-awaited debut album, titled Salt perhaps after what she puts in wounds. Gathering her string of hit singles with some new tunes, it tells a coming-of-age story about…

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