Review: Drugstore – Anatomy

The past decade has been a tumultuous journey of false hope and heartbreak. The sobering realities of life have set in and forced us all to grow up, putting our convictions through unbearable tests. We are no longer the wide-eyed naïve children of the 20th Century. The 21st Century has battered our bodies and our hearts, but it has taught us to be a stronger species. All of us have gone through trying times in recent history. We must not fall into their traps and forge a path out of the darkness, finding peace and perspective on the other side.

Isabel Monteiro of Drugstore went through many difficulties in the past 10 years. She has managed to bounce back and learn from her pressing experiences. It has made her a wiser and stronger woman, and it shows in her music. She has abandoned quaint and dreamy guitar riffs in favor of more simplistic musings. Her effervescent spirit still shines but now there’s an introspective shroud draped over her shoulders. She has settled down to a more serious tone, bent on showing us a glimpse of the hard life and how to overcome it.

Isabel’s story and the music influenced by it are an inspiration. Her silvery voice wraps around each word and lines your ears with insight, words of experience from a sage who has been down the road before. She has given us a reason to never give up and always forge ahead. Each day is a new adventure, a new chance to make the world right. If you wake up each day with that frame of mind, you can turn your life into whatever your heart desires.

Standout Track: Clouds
Rating: 4.5 stars

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