The disk, Queens of the Summer Hotel, is billed as songs inspired by the book Girl, Interrupted.
On that level, the album - which I've pre-ordered - will be lost on me, as I never have read it or seen the movie. Nor do I have an interest.
But the lead "single" is called "Suicide is Murder".
The song is piano heavy, with accompanying strings. It's a somewhat strange lead track. Mann is in good form, as always, and I'd say it's not a catchy tune, but terms of solo work, that isn't always her thing. Again, maybe it would mean more if I knew the book / movie inspirations (though my guess is girl disappears and either shows up dead as a suicide but to look like murder to frame someone like a husband or boyfriend? or murder to look like suicide? ......how'm I doing with that?).
I generally like Mann's disks, so here's hoping. 2021 has not yet been a stellar year for music releases in my book.
I like it! It took me a couple of listens to get into it with that kind of clunky piano bit, but I think it will be a favorite. 'Mental Illness' will be hard to top for me.
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