Julie Doiron's wispy voice and distorted guitar melts hearts. Her latest, I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day, conjures images of lazy afternoons, wintery scenes and garage band practices, all while featuring Doiron's completely endearing words and pared-down sound.
"Spill Yer Lungs" is the first of the album's forays into gritty guitar riffs which work as a perfect counterpoint to some of the folkier moments. Doiron's vocals casually plunk over the simple instrumentation with charming lines like, "Maybe I should have mentioned that I was not built for this kind of lovin'." Finger-picked acoustic guitar takes over for "Nice To Come Home" as Doiron tells the story of relaxing and thinking of her loved one and what they're up to. The track shows Doiron's talent for making potentially mundane circumstances seem completely romantic and definitely song-worthy.
I Can Wonder is a medley of quirky lyrics sung with a laid-back, heart-on-one's-sleeve attitude and a credit to Doiron's honest and heartfelt musical sensibilities.