“Emotions and Math” is not simply the name of Margaret Glaspy’s debut album. That expression drills right to the heart of the New York singer-songwriter’s proper introduction, a mission statement both artistic and personal.
This is a young artist with something to say, one who has found her voice, as both singer and songwriter, after years venturing down a crooked path. After cutting her teeth in New York and Boston, where she was a touring musician and played in other people’s bands, 2016 saw the release of her debut abum.
“Emotions and Math” framed her revealing ruminations in shards of jagged guitar rock. She’s a fierce believer in the power of specifics to tell universal truths, to capture emotions we’ve all felt but don’t necessarily hear reflected in pop music.