Euphonia is a genus of neotropical birds in the finch family. It is also the new album from Nashville singer/songwriter Lauryn Peacock (just a note: a peacock is in the Pavo genus). Surviving the Golden Age is pleased to premiere the full album stream ahead of the June 26th release date.
The ten-song album is filled with gorgeous orchestral pop. Opening track “All in My Mind” is the perfect single. Filled with soaring strings and playful woodwinds, Peacock’s voice lilts over the lush arrangement. But everything isn’t just sunshine on Euphonia. “Six Month Quandary” is melancholic folk reminiscent of Vashti Bunyan and “Wounds Grow Grass” is a maniacal waltz straight out of Tom Waits‘ playbook. The transition between pathos is seamless as Peacock proves her chops as a songwriter and an arranger.