Gretchen Peters - Dancing with the Beast (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Gretchen Peters - Dancing with the Beast (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Gretchen Peters - Dancing with the Beast (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 49:59 minutes | 533 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Dancing with the Beast, the new album from Gretchen Peters, puts female characters at the fore, from teenage girls to old women. And intentionally so. With the 2017 Women's March and the #MeToo Movement as bookends to her writing time, Peters knew that a feminist perspective would be the critical core of the record. She admits, "You can trace the feminist DNA in my songwriting back to 'Independence Day' and probably before. The thing that 2017 did is just put it front and center." Though Peters doesn't consider herself a political writer, she is politically minded and, therefore, knew she had to address the 2016 election and all that has happened since… but in her own way.

There's a bittersweet beauty to the passing of time – the changes it brings are just as often heartbreaking as they are heartwarming. The inevitable tension that arises from that sway is Gretchen Peters' most trusted muse. With melody supporting that melancholy, the songs on the new album combine to lift the effort over the high artistic bar set by her last outing, 2015's award-winning Blackbirds.

Whether a single sentence or a simple setting, once planted, even the tiniest seed can grow into a vision unto itself. Strung together and populated with strong and broken female heroines, those vignettes make up Dancing with the Beast and, indeed, Peters' entire discography.

Beauty tempered by dread, sorrow buoyed by hope, these are the ever-present tugs of war that make life worth living and songs worth writing. And they are the over-riding themes that make Gretchen Peters one of her generation's most compelling singer/songwriters.


01. Arguing With Ghosts
02. Wichita
03. The Boy From Rye
04. Disappearing Act
05. Lowlands
06. The Show
07. Dancing With The Beast
08. Truckstop Angel
09. Say Grace
10. Lay Low
11. Love That Makes A Cup Of Tea

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-05-17 16:36:41

Analyzed: Gretchen Peters / Dancing with the Beast

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 -0.50 dB -13.91 dB 3:58 01-Arguing With Ghosts
DR10 -0.50 dB -11.79 dB 3:53 02-Wichita
DR12 -0.50 dB -14.96 dB 5:21 03-The Boy From Rye
DR9 -0.50 dB -12.05 dB 4:58 04-Disappearing Act
DR11 -0.50 dB -12.38 dB 4:49 05-Lowlands
DR10 -0.50 dB -13.95 dB 4:38 06-The Show
DR8 -0.50 dB -11.13 dB 5:55 07-Dancing With The Beast
DR10 -0.50 dB -12.78 dB 4:28 08-Truckstop Angel
DR11 -0.50 dB -14.52 dB 4:31 09-Say Grace
DR11 -0.50 dB -14.08 dB 4:37 10-Lay Low
DR14 -0.76 dB -18.53 dB 2:58 11-Love That Makes A Cup Of Tea

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1256 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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