on julie doiron's first album of new material in over two years, she addresses in her signature intimate songwriting style both the heights and the fallout in a way that forces the listener to reexamine their own loves. important to the recording of this album was a reunion of sorts with her musical family. founding eric's trip bandmate rick white produced and played on the entire album, and a handful of the songs contain the entire original eric's trip band nucleus that took the canadian indie underground by storm 15 years ago. working with an old friend and collaborator like white was key to this album's intensely vulnerable and emotionally raw tone. what's captured is timeless and universal, in the same way as cat power's 'moon pix', leonard cohen's 'songs of love and hate', and joni mitchell's 'blue'.