Cate Le Bon, Me Oh My
Dark, quirky, and airy, the breathy indie-folk ditties on Me Oh My come off like Cat Power gone whimsical — in other words, much like Cate Le Bon's inimitable self. "Me Oh My" starts out with a very Chan Marshall-esque, minor-key open-chord strum, before pinging synthesizers drop in unannounced, like an swarm of Pac-Man ghosts. The lyrics are quirky word salad, sung with careful diction, each syllable landing like a single raindrop. "These are hard times to full in love," Le Bon sings, over and over, on "Shoeing the Bones," over a rambling country jangle, and it's hard to parse whether she's much bothered by this sentiment — it might just be the sound of the words that have caught her fancy, tumbling off of her tongue. This glancing, enigmatic take on heartbreak and remorse defines Le Bon's feather-light touch, and make Me Oh My another mournfully enchanting experience.