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The Harmaleighs have crafted a sophomore record that exists beyond the boundaries of any one genre. At times, the album is loud and tenacious while other moments require a more vulnerable cadence. Itâ€™s a new path for the Nashville pair, but it remains rooted in their respective roles. Haley Grant who takes on lead vocals and guitar, often pushes melodies to a more raw and tender edge while Kaylee Jasperson, on bass and backup vocals, guides the heartbeat and overall structure of the music.
Past versions of the band have been sparser, but the groupâ€™s newest album calls for a bigger backing. The record, titled She Wonâ€™t Make Sense explores new territory in sound and subject matter. The latter deals directly with Haleyâ€™s mental health, documenting the many forms depression can take. Opening tune, â€śAnthem for the Weakâ€ť introduces Haleyâ€™s anxiety, which she named Susan. Itâ€™s a preview of whatâ€™s to come, as the record continues like a conversation between the two. â€śThe whole album is me talking to Susan or Susan acting on my behalf,â€ť says Haley. â€śItâ€™s that dialogue with your inner self and how at times it feels like that inner voice has more control over you than you do.â€ť Musically, the track opens with a Wurlitzer-esque melody that feels bright yet disconcerting. That kind of juxtaposition is found throughout the entire arc of the record, and is something the two intentionally played with: â€śWe definitely wanted the musical aspect of it to make you feel anxious.â€ť