Boomkat Product Review:
"The Sister is a collection of eight new tracks from Marissa Nadler. "Heartbreak is a great muse, but it can wear you down," she admits, referring to the stormy relationships that haunted many of the hooks on her most recent works. "For The Sister, I realized I had muses all around me, whether it was childhood, betrayal, friendships, new love, nature, or hope. The narrator's stronger in my songs now, and more able to bounce back if they choose to." The dream-folk artist notes that each year she feels freer to write what she wants. On "The Sister" she keeps her confessionals as intimate as possible explaining, "I wanted the starkness of every song to reflect the lyrical content. Some of my biggest influences are confessional songwriters. It's always been a very powerful thing to listen to Elliott Smith and Joni Mitchell, and feel so much from their stories."