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Now Hear This: Elizabeth Cook | Aftermath

I'm getting caught up on the good albums that have come out lately. Like this one.

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THE PRESS RELEASE: “Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Elizabeth Cook’s Aftermath is out now. Produced by Butch Walker (Green Day, Weezer, Taylor Swift), Aftermath is an album about survival and resilience. The 12 songs — all written by Cook-address life’s most fundamental and difficult subjects including heartbreak, addiction, death and resurrection. Created following a period of significant loss and pain, the album chronicles Cook’s journey through a personal hell and how she made her way back.

Of the album, Cook reflects, “This is the first time that I’ve been completely unchained, really. I wasn’t in an oppressive relationship, I wasn’t trying to meet some sort of label’s expectation, I wasn’t trying to meet some sort of market expectations. And that’s the way I wanna do it, or not at all.” Recorded at Walker’s Ruby Red Studios in Santa Monica, Aftermath also features Steve Duerst (bass), Herschel Van Dyke (drums), Aaron Embry (keyboards), Andrew Leahey (guitar) and Whit Wright (pedal steel, dobro). Aftermath is Cook’s seventh full-length album and first release since 2016’s Exodus of Venus.”