Gabrielle Smith is a prolific singer/songwriter who has been making music for her own project Eskimeaux since 2007, but she’s also part of the Epoch collective and frequently plays with Frankie Cosmos’ live band. Though Smith has been a Bandcamp staple for years, her forthcoming release on Double Double Whammy O.K. will serve as a proper debut. In an interview with us, she described her songwriting process as a conversation, and “Sparrow” captures that essence perfectly — some of the lyrics mirror or echo phrases from another song on the album, “The Thunder Answered Back,” until the songs feel entwined like a pair of people lost in discussion or an argument. While “Thunder” is filled with anger at perceived cowardice, “Sparrow” finds power in gentleness. Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to relationships. Listen below.
O.K. is out 5/12 via Double Double Whammy. Pre-order it here.