The Marble Jar, the sophomore album from Alex Khan, is a playful take on the world, life and what makes it worth living.
With light-hearted vocals and soft instrumentals, The Marble Jar is like honey for the soul — a sweet dose of candy-coated realism.
In particular, the single Lorelai is a touching love letter written for Khan’s dog and set to song.
“How do you live in such an intimate communion with another being for so long and not have a single conversation in human language, yet so much is said and expressed,” Khan said of his relationship with his dog.
While exploring deep emotions, Khan sprinkles in plenty of humour and clever lyrics to keep the album light overall.
Review by Erika Echternach