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Esther Rose’s “You Made It This Far” Is Triumphant

by BUST Magazine

You Made It This Far
(Father/Daughter Records)

Esther Rose is all about the journey. From the very first acoustic whisper on sophomore album You Made It This Far, the folky/bluesy country singer-songwriter snaps us from past to present: a little June Carter Cash, a little Patsy Cline, all wrapped up in a resolutely modern bow. Rose uses these old-school cues to revel in the small moments—the cool be-mine of “Lower 9 Valentine,” a snowy-morning memory in “Five Minute Drive.” But they each paint a vivid portrait of life as we know it now: restless, beautiful, and ideally soundtracked by the sweet hum of a slide guitar. (4/5)

By Mollie Wells


You Made It This Far was released August 23, 2019. This article originally appeared in the July/August 2019 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!


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