Emily Wryn Weaves Wintry Woe on ‘Feral’

Carefully Crafted Album Conjures Dark Atmospheres

Emily Wryn, who caught The Indy’s attention with her haunting voice on 2012’s Head On Straight EP, has a new album due out in July, and it’s a special one, indeed. Tactile and intimate, with dissonant strings lurking in the background, the carefully crafted Feral weaves a richly cold world of dark and delicate beauty. Songs such as the wintry whisper of “River” and the gravely sparse “Whippoorwill” recall tragic tale-tellers like Cat Power and Marissa Nadler, while more up-tempo moments like “Witness” add backbone amid the misty mire. Beautifully sung and masterfully produced, Wryn’s debut album sees the Lompoc singer/songwriter as one of our region’s strongest voices and conjurers of atmospheres. See her at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club in June.

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