Suzannah Espie’s sound is an intoxicating mix of country, folk, blues and soul. A gentle, sweet trill that can move grown men to tears one moment, with an Aretha-esque hellcat belt that can raise the roof the next.
Her new LP ‘Mother’s Not Feeling Herself Today’ is an anticipated follow up to her breakthrough 2012 record ‘Sea of Lights', which won Rhythms Magazine ‘Album of The Year', was picked in The Age EGs Top 15 Albums of 2012, and placed Espie firmly on the industry’s must watch list.
The new album explores a time in Espie’s life when everything she knew to be true fractured into tiny pieces. She says “On the 21st of February 2006 I became a Mother. Before this I was living with my musician husband playing gigs and living a life that in many ways I barely remember. I was determined even before I became a parent to do it all, keep making music, travel the world, be a fun, fair, nurturing mother to my deliriously happy well-adjusted children, being glamorous all the while. This was not to be.”
Eight years on, Espie decided to write about this fracture, and the album seeks to make up for something lost, to voice her truth about motherhood.