April 05. 2021 | By Wayne Jessup
Photos: Matthew Wordell (above) + Lila Rae (carousel)

“Whistleblower” is the brand new single out last week from Blood Lemon’s forthcoming self-titled debut, due out 4/23. The loose groove showcases the more melodic side of the group, adding to previous singles “Black Capped Cry”, which matches an eco-lament with band’s blood and thunder, and the kinetic charge of “Burned”, that gives way to a soaring coda.

The Boise trio, Lisa Simpson, Melanie Radford, and Lindsey Lloyd, stealthily deploy their classical training to keep the arrangements tight, while timely lyrical themes and heart-felt performances nail it down.

Blood Lemon lay out their stall from the get-go, kicking off the LP with “Bruise”, and not looking back. Other highlights include “Cut” and the majestic “The Stone Castle”, before finishing up strong with the one-two punch of “One More Time” and the anthemic “Leave The Gaslight On”.

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