“Merchant’s first entirely new material for 13 years. An alluring mix of the political and the personal. The arrangements are reserved and understated throughout, gently cradling Merchant’s strident but

intimate voice.”

Uncut, 2014
“Rarely is an artist as honest and revealing as Natalie Merchant in her new video and song.”
All Songs Considered, 2014
“That voice. I mean, that voice. As soon as this one hit the trusty Dansette a beatific tranquillity descended on all mankind. Only Natalie Merchant can do this. This is her sixth solo album...her first of original material for thirteen years and, drawing on her often hidden soulful and bluesy streak, it is rather fine. Rueful break-up songs mingle with philosophical themes of defiance, regret and self-preservation as chunky arrangements fitfully blend into poignant beauty. Merchant’s artistry remains formidable.”
Folk Roots, 2014