Joy Williams

"Woman (Oh Mama)"

Sensibility/Columbia

Ex-Civil Wars member Joy Williams returns as a soloist with a worldbeat anthem brimming with garbled metaphors about the power of womanhood. The production creates an otherworldly tribal atmosphere, but lines like "I am the universe wrapped in skin" bring it crashing back to earth.

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