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Album Review: Sarah Mary Chadwick - Please Daddy

22 January 2020 | 12:02 pm | Adam Wilding

"Still full of hope and beauty."

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CONTENT WARNING: This article contains discussion of mental health. If you are suffering from any of the issues that have been discussed or need assistance, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.

Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Sarah Mary Chadwick's latest album is confronting, given the first track (When Will Death Come) was released with the following statement: “I tried to kill myself this year so maybe this song is too powerful.” 

Despite the pain throughout the record, which is nothing new for the artist, the LP is still full of hope and beauty. The title track features accompanying horns, a first for Chadwick, while flute features on The Heart And Its Double, making this a fuller album in sound than we've heard previously. 

Let’s Fight is the most upbeat alt-country tune Chadwick has released, ever, and could easily feature as a song on The End Of The Fucking World soundtrack. But just when you think things couldn't get more confronting, a proper listen of My Mouth My Cunt makes one wonder what Chadwick had to go through to make one of her best listens to date.