SAMANTHA FISH ‘Kill or Be Kind’


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I don’t know how Samantha Fish does it. Kill or Be Kind is her sixth solo studio album in eight years. She put out two great albums in 2017 (Chills and Fever and Belle of the West). I keep waiting for her to repeat herself or cut a corner and it has yet to happen. Kill or Be Kind is eleven Fish-written tracks of soulful rhythm and blues, with a strong and familiar emphasis on the blues.

Fish’s voice is, as always, perfect. It’s breathy and feminine, but also has a bluesy growl. It’s pretty but not delicate and gritty without being abrasive. And her guitar playing is equally flawless, with solos that are as lyrical as anything she sings. These are the essential ingredients to a Fish album, and they’re all present here.