Abi Reimold of Philadelphia writes dynamic, cathartic songs that are darkly colorful. Rough around the edges in a way that is more honest than careless, Reimold‘s music has a distinctly human quality with songwriting that builds tension using dissonance both harmonically and lyrically. Reimold’s voice rides a range of octaves and emotions, exploring dark inner worlds by pairing starkly vivid lyrics with contoured melodies. Reimold weaves the riffs and grit of modern rock with thoughtful phrases and poetry that are firmly rooted the introspective folk tradition. Reimold’s debut full-length Wriggling was released January 26th on Sad Cactus Records.
“There’s an interplay between restraint and dramatic fireworks, lyrics that beg to be unraveled and embraced, and towering, singular voices around which everything revolves.” –Stereogum
“Part of what makes Wriggling so captivating is Reimold’s voice itself—it isn’t perfect, it’s stirring, it has the same capacity for lullabies as it does for savagery.” –The Fader