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Album Review: Girlyman - Supernova (Girlyman Inc)
The fifth studio album from the thoroughly entertaining Atlanta-based quartet Girlyman and the first to feature former Po' Girl drummer JJ Jones. After an extraordinarily good run as a successful three-piece tight harmony band, the band faced an unexpected turn of events as Doris Muramatsu was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2010. With tour cancellations and rigorous hospital treatment and the support of fellow band mates Nate Borofsky and Tylan Greenstein, Doris's cancer fortunately went into remission and the new four-piece Girlyman put down their thoughts, resulting in one of their most beautiful records to date.
With the title song providing the autobiographical heart of the album, the other dozen songs serve as empathetic bedfellows, all of which collectively resonate a feeling of uncertainty, helplessness and ultimately hope. With the melodic Beatle-esque Michelangelo standing out as a fine example of what Girlyman are all about in terms of group cohesion, the album as a whole uplifts, sprinkles magic and warms the coldest of hearts. With contributions from Indigo Girl Emma Saliers amongst others, SUPERNOVA is a beautiful addition to the band's already exceptional recorded catalogue.