A Better Place is moreso a collection of Polaroids than a concept album, yet the tremors of deeply-felt love and the detachment of the recent moment remain thematic elements. As Lieber explains,“I wanted it to be equal parts specific and universal. I made every effort to tell our story in a way that felt connectable, because every one of us has our own specific experience through this pandemic, and they are all equally valid. All I want for this album is to help people feel like they were not alone in this experience.” Marigold’s escape might not look like yours, but it could be your new way through this—and whatever comes next.

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