Label: RCA RECORDS LABEL
After a star-making guest appearance alongside Rihanna on 2013 hit "Stay," the emotive Nashville singer produces a lush debut with heart fully on sleeve. The titles portend gloomy events: "Comatose," "Loner," "Mourning Doves" immediately followed by "Burning Doves." The Blood Diamonds-produced "U" swoons around in a romantic vein, while change of pace "Riot" approaches Strokes-like garage rock territory. Piano ballads are bedecked with electronic swirl, appealing to Jeff Buckley fans and anybody down with lines like "smile / the worst is yet to come."