There’s a lot of buzz flying around about Anais Mitchell’s (she who wrote the magnificent folk opera Hadestown) upcoming album Young Man in America. People are touting her as the next Dylan, and although labels like that are never especially helpful, you only need to listen to this live version of Wilderland from her the new album to see why.
There is a power and fragility in her voice and some wonderful lyrics tucked in there. I love this, and I’m excited for the album, which is out on Monday. What do you think?