Song of the Week: Jessica Pratt - "This Time Around"

The transcendental nature of life isn’t meant to be captured or encapsulated. But as much as truths’ stand on their own Jessica Pratt brings them to life in a manner that can’t hide from either the light or the darkness. Her latest single “This Time Around,” off the upcoming album Quiet Signs, stands true to her established manner of holding truth to itself, independent of power.

It’s been three years since the sophomore album On Your Own Love Again, which was the successor to the defining self-titled album Jessica Pratt. While never shying away from her inherent talent of recognizing and confronting the truths we all silently undergo but rarely discuss, Pratt continues to grow as an artist that examines truths with an X-ray like ability that exposes us to the humanity we can’t choose to run away from.

At times categorized as the type of artist that is held to a standard of being translucently insightful, Pratt continues to live through and defy the stan