I’ve been waiting for this record to see the light of day after seeing Cjell Cruze’s name on random live bills the past couple of months. It’s a tremendous debut and one that has seemingly appeared out of nowhere. “Train Song” is tinged in lo-fi Americana and there’s harmonies that sound straight out of the rainy Pacific Northwest. It recalls Vashti Bunyan’s song of the same name — they’re much in the same vein, evoking a familiar sense of travel imagery and that all-to-frequent human crossroads condition. And while that could sound heavy, Cjell Cruze instead chooses to mosey along with a gentle disposition — everything’s gonna be alright and we’re gonna find our way. [Andrea Swensson, The Current]