Diane Birch is the daughter of a preacher man and the product of a nomadic childhood, so it’s only logical that she’s endowed with soul-soaked pipes and a sound that’s rooted everyplace and nowhere. Her second album, Speak a Little Louder, surfaced late last year, buoyed by a more expansive, modern sound. One spin of “Unfucked,” a delirious bit of blunt-force sanctification, and you'll be hooked.
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