Cover image for No saint [compact disc] / Lauren Jenkins.
Title:
No saint [compact disc] / Lauren Jenkins.
Publication Information:
[Nashville, TN] : Big Machine, [2019]

[Los Angeles] : Universal Music Distribution

c2019
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (36 min., 04 sec.) : CD audio, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
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Title from disc label.

Songs co-written by Lauren Jenkins.

Compact disc.

Song lyrics printed on container insert; credits printed on container sleeve.
Contents:
Give up the ghost You'll never know Maker's mark and you Payday No saint Running out of road Cadillac My bar All good things Blood
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The first striking thing about No Saint is Lauren Jenkins' voice. Weathered beyond her years, the voice suggests Jenkins has been through a lot, an impression bolstered by the ten original tunes on her 2019 debut. Filled with songs about open roads, whiskey, and inner demons, No Saint captures a singer/songwriter with a restless heart, yet Jenkins channels this wanderlust into music that's remarkably assured. At their core, her songs are the work of a troubadour, constructed with hearty melodies and etched with vivid details, but No Saint isn't a modest singer/songwriter album, one where the songs are prioritized over the production. No Saint is a big, bold album, where her sturdy songs are given a shiny production that has an eye squarely on mainstream radio yet doesn't shy away from inviting comparisons between Jenkins and Norah Jones. Certainly, Jenkins is more of an overt rebel than Jones -- she's rooted in outlaw country, ready to raise a ruckus -- but her voice has similar smoky overtones, which lend even the hard-charging songs and glistening pop tunes a sense of depth. Her voice makes the songs feel experienced, not sung. This hybrid of bracing pop, intimate cabaret, and dusty Americana on No Saint is invigorating, offering pleasures that are both immediate and lasting, while also announcing the arrival of a major talent. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine