Vinyl LP, Compact Disc (CD), Cassette
Tell Me What You Miss the Most, the new album from Chicago musician Tasha, wants to give listeners permission to explore their feelings. She accomplishes this using crisp guitar strumming which she sets against her woodwind-like voice, at times fluttering, and at other times soaring.
The follow-up to her 2018 debut album Alone at Last, Tell Me What You Miss the Most leans into gentleness, despite the presence of a full band. On songs like “Sorry’s Not Enough” and “Lake Superior,” Tasha reins in the drama of swelling drums and strings with lulling chords and bass. “Perfect Wife” provides a moment of cheeky levity, embellished by a bouncy flute. Bookended by “Bed Song 1” and “Bed Song 2,” on which Tasha evokes cozy intimacy through the crisp foregrounding of her vocals, Tell Me What You Miss the Most is defined by a sense of calm and lightness, perfectly suited to probing the depths of joy as well as sadness. Tell Me What You Miss the Most offers neither distraction nor papered-over positivity, but songs for reflection.