Before listening to this record I had never heard of Maika Makovski but by the end of it I was in love with her lush voice and swirling tunes.
The album begins with “Language” that slowly with instruments being added as the song goes along. Beginning with bass, then , then vocals then Maika on piano. It’s 232 seconds of brooding pop loveliness. On “Get Along” Makovski sings ”You know you’re stuck with me, I know I’m stuck with you” much to my liking. I’d happily listen to these songs all day. It’s a thundering foot-stomper built that, along with “Your Reflection”, show her penchant for big fun choruses with a punch. It sounds a bit like a radio-friendly version of Cat Power.