kathleen edwards - voyager (4.5/5)

Let’s just say it, get it out in the open, so then we can just realize that it is absolutely irrelevant and move on: Kathleen Edwards is dating Bon Iver front man Justin Vernon. We good? Ok! Moving on…

What is relevant and interesting is Kathleen Edwards’ and Justin Vernon’s producing collaboration on Edwards’ stunning fourth album, Voyageur. The Bon Iver ubermensch, aside from being Edwards’ co-producer, also serves as multi-instrumentalist and background singer. Where Vernon’s contribution is most evident, aside from his beautiful backing vocals (especially on ‘Change the Sheets’), is a sobering of Edwards’ usual crisp and clean sound.