Johanna Warren – Chaotic Good – Limited Edition, Red, Colored Vinyl, Wax Nine/Carpark Records, 2020
Chaotic Good is Warren’s fifth full-length album and first for Wax Nine/Carpark Records. It represents a moment of rupture in the singer-songwriter’s career as she transitions away from the quiet, folk-adjacent work that defined her early solo albums with a bold statement piece that demonstrates the breadth of her ambition. Here, Warren flits between crushing admissions set to spare piano solos and muscular declarations of independence that have more in common with grunge acts of bygone years than anything we’ve heard from Warren in the past. Warren decided to produce the album on her own and adding to the album’s dynamism is the fact that it took shape over the course of four years in studios across the United States while Warren was touring her most recent albums?Gemini I?and?II. Vinyl comes with a download card. First pressing is on translucent red vinyl.