Little Miss Drift Afloat is one of those records perfectly suited to debut on Friday the 13th. Rather than taking on the intensity of a gore heavy slasher flick, it quietly burns a suburban gothic eulogy as flowers are placed on the grave of an increasingly emotionally numbing past.
A promising songwriter, Merton opts for mood, minimalism, and atmosphere over hooks. Even when he kicks on the grungy distortion, most of the record often keeps the volume level at a brooding simmer, evoking tension at every changing chord progression. This deliberate restraint makes for both satisfying introspection and foreboding unease.
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Listen to Little Miss Drift Afloat by Donnie Alexzander below: