Hayley Thompson-King “Large Hall, Slow Decay” – Listen

Boston, MA-based fuzz-americana artist (another new genre is born) Hayley Thompson-King cryptically refers to her debut solo album, “Psychotic Melancholia”, as a “Sodom and Gomorrah concept album” influenced by her childhood obsession with the so-called wicked women in the bible. Opening track Large Hall, Slow Decay is a blazing country ripper directed at a former bandmate with whom Thompson-King had a harsh break-up. The title also references the reverb effect that reminds her of this time in her musical life. But Thompson-King doesn’t need to hide behind effects when it comes to her vocals. Hear for yourself.

Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield is the long-suffering editor of Americana UK, conceiving the idea in a dark room in 2001, although he ran out of words to personally review anything in about 2007.

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