18-year-old Lindsey Jordan, better known as Snail Mail, has released her much-anticipated debut album, Lush. Jordan signed to Matador Records for her first full-length after dropping 2016 EP Habits.
Jordan’s 10-track album was produced by Jake Aron, who has worked with the likes of Solange, Grizzly Bear and Yeasayer. She brings indie darling realness to her debut with teenage vulnerability in the lyrics. On “Speaking Terms,” Jordan sings, “It’s all ash and dust / I won’t you let you take me for a ride / And it’s all over us / And still I won’t let you take me for a ride.”
The artist worked hard and took her time creating this album, telling Paste earlier this year, “I spent so much time writing and throwing away and starting over, and being inside my own head as a musician.”
Lush was one of our most-anticipated albums of the month, and for good reason. “Though the highs and lows of the album are subtle, Lush confirms what the Habit EP first introduced,” writes Madison Desler in our review of the record. “Jordan is a definite talent.”
Snail Mail released singles “Pristine,” “Let’s Find An Out” and “Heat Wave” ahead of the album. The “Heat Wave” video features the singer on a hockey rink squaring off against an intimidating group of men, whom she ultimately smokes—a metaphor for her career, perhaps.
You can stream Lush here and read our review of the record here, watch the band’s “Heat Wave” video below and revisit our interview with Jordan from March of this year here.