Collection: Gossimer

Although the name of her new album under the retro-folk moniker Gossimer may be Mountain Misery, Jennifer Williams’ feelings toward rural living are much more complex than that title may imply. The music itself, for one thing, lands somewhere between pensive and brooding rather than outright bitter—though on the upbeat new single “Running Dry,” she explicitly dives headfirst into the pros and cons of country life as compared with her time living in the city. Over a rollicking full-band instrumental, Williams considers how small-town personability pushes into surveillance, while the urban landscape can often feel alienating. - MIKE LESUER