Photocomfort is the platform for Boston-based artist Justine Bowe’s careful, expansive pop. After a slew of singles and support slots with the likes of Beirut, Glass Animals and St. Lucia, she will release an EP in Spring 2018. Understudy, recorded in a cabin on Lake Winnipesaukee with help from members of Philadelphia psych-pop outfit Carroll, positions Bowe as an exacting songwriter, producer and performer. She borrows as much from 90’s radio heroes like Alanis Morissette and Dido as from Radiohead and Solange Knowles. Huge vocal hooks soar over nimble arrangements, presenting the self-doubt and isolation born from the pursuit of “the dream” of being an artist as harrowing, irresistible and irresistibly catchy. Singles “Rose Colored Glasses” and “Long Way Home” are available now on all streaming platforms.
Opener: James Paone