Haley Bonar Impossible Dream on 180g LP + Download
Haley Bonar has been releasing music under her own name for over a decade now, and she seems to get stronger with every iteration. Her newest endeavor is Impossible Dream, the follow-up to 2014's critically acclaimed, Last War, and she made a concerted effort to write from a different perspective for each of the record's 10 songs. Impossible Dream was recorded on analog tape at Pachyderm Studios in Minnesota and produced by Bonar and Jacob Hansen.
Here's how she lays it out: "Everybody wants a story. Something to sell. I'm here to tell you that there isn't one with this album, at least in the traditional sense, but ten. Perhaps each of them contain more stories, sitting inside each other like nesting dolls. I could sit here and tell you that some of the songs are about growing up in the Black Hills. Some of the songs are about my parents. Some of the songs are about sexuality. Some of the songs are about loss of youth, teenage parenthood, the lines of social disorder for women, or the terror of jealousy and suspicion.
"But what I write is borne of my own set of memories and ideas, and once they are released into the world, they do not belong to me anymore. The interpretation is all yours, therefore these stories are yours. What I can tell you is this: My name is Haley Bonar (rhymes with "honor"). I'm 33 years old, a Taurus, and I live in Saint Paul, MN with my daughter Clementine. I also sing in a band called Gramma's Boyfriend."