Singer/songwriter Anya Marina has been quietly releasing some of indie rock’s best tracks for years. Her fourth full-length album, Paper Plane, is full of the same witty lyrics, accessible pop hooks, and images of a complicated woman’s life that have made her songs favorites of music supervisors in TV and film.
This time, Marina focuses on romantic relationships; “Shut Up” is a slow burn about an unlikely hook-up, and the energetic “Ordinary Dude” is about a turning point in a relationship, with nicely contrasting vocals from Eric Hutchinson. Marina’s razor-sharp lyricism and smart songwriting deserve a top spot on your Valentine’s playlist, whether you’re attached or solo.
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Review by Liz Galvao
Photo by Shervin Lainez
This review originally appeared in the February/March print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!
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