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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter was inspired by her recent move to California from Texas.
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  1. May 9, 2018
    82
    Heart Song was brooding, a dark roast. And while the core of Cosmic Wink is musically of the same rich brew, this time around, the moody center is bookended by sun-dappled tunes of pure amorous bliss.
  2. Uncut
    May 9, 2018
    80
    Sultry, compelling and ever so slightly spooked, Cosmic Wink flickers and flashes like a series of time-lapse landscape photographs, but the place it documents is the heart. [Jun 2018, p.36]
  3. Mojo
    May 21, 2018
    80
    Williamson outlines her personal mythology; as a lover, a daughter and, by the closing Piano Love, a future mother, via songs sung in a resonant, often Patti Smith-like voice, over a heat haze backing of Rhodes piano and guitar. [Jul 2018, p.90]
  4. May 24, 2018
    78
    Nine tracks drip, bubble, and bristle in love, shaken up with an emotionally invasive immediacy.
  5. Q Magazine
    May 9, 2018
    60
    It's when she slows down that Wiliamson really shines. [Jul 2018, p.118]
  6. May 11, 2018
    60
    Cosmic Wink is largely free from inhibition though, documenting the big changes in life over beautiful, sweeping folk. While the album doesn’t hold all the answers, it’s still sure enough in its message to connect and remind you of the important things.
  7. May 14, 2018
    60
    Now she sounds fully formed, her rich lyrics (“Was my cup so full I thought it was empty?” she riddles, koan-like, on the dreamy shuffle of Mama Proud) and the dark depth of her Chan Marshall-ish voice adding intrigue to these subtly crafted songs.

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