The biting and relatable lyrics stay true to Kenney’s mantra of unabashed honesty in order to create music that connects. Mo’s darker muses include Elliott Smith and Sylvia Plath, as evident in “Take Me Outside” and “Mountains To The Mess”.
However, the progression of her songwriting craft compared to her debut isn’t indulgent or maudlin. She describes her relationship with producer and mentor Joel Plaskett as the yin to her yang. “With some songs, I knew that he would add something cool to it and make it less dark…that’s one of the things that he brings to the table,” Kenney explains.
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