Asking for Flowers

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Ontario native Kathleen Edwards has an eye for detail that immerses the listener in her songs, intimately world-weary short stories about the ways in which human beings can’t seem to stop hurting one another. On her third album she expands her vision to address a variety of social ills, while never stinting on the literary touches that give those issues the feel of real-world dilemmas. Meanwhile, her sweetly burnished alto ensures that the beauty and essential humanity of the songs shine through.