Reviews

Pixx
The Age Of Anxiety

(4AD)

7/10

You need to reach the end of ‘The Age of Anxiety’, Pixx’s debut album, to find some of the sounds she magically crafted on her notable first EP, ‘Fall In’, a couple of years ago. Something that was defined as “folk-infused”, but refused to sound like any folk at all, if not for the atmosphere, made the then 19-year-old Londoner amongst the most interesting genre-benders around.

Now signed to 4AD, Hannah Rodgers has been taking her songwriting even further in the 12 tracks of this new record. Borrowing the title from W. H. Auden and starting from her own personal experience with early anxiety, she gave voice to all the issues and concerns of her younger-Millennial generation, unafraid to unveil their struggle with both personal and universal matters. Away from a few too safe moments, and reminiscent of her label mate Grimes’ latest collaborative project with HANA, Pixx plays with New Wave, ’80s inspired pop, experimental electronic, world music, ’70s RnB and delicate vocals, creating a new and unique narrative for the contemporary world.

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