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Mel Parsons Creates Triumph From Tragedy on ‘Sabotage’

Parsons’ sixth album features some of the singer-songwriter’s best work to date

Mel Parsons


At eight tracks, the sixth album from Mel Parsons is a tight, fat-free collection of her trademark alt-country and indie folk, featuring some of her best songwriting to date (see: relationship-in-peril opener “Circling the City” and the winsome “Little Sadness”).

All the references to bruises, calluses and scars imply Parsons has seen some tragedy, but Sabotage is pure triumph.

Stream: Mel Parson, Sabotage

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