Cause And Effect: Maria Mena
This is the fourth album from Maria Mena and it just keeps getting better. While many of the songs are hard to digest you realize just how emotionally raw and honest she is. Many of the songs are about the personal struggles and devastating effects she faced due to her parents (depression, anorexia, failed relationships) and you almost feel as if you are reading pages directly from her diary. While I had hoped her latest album would have included a bit more variety this is the only album that's made me cry in a very long time. (Especially when it comes to her honesty about anorexia early in her life.) "I can't laugh too hard I'm on a diet I'm trying to lose myself you ought to try it Just starve for six days oh it's a riot." Many of the songs go on to talk about her parents which is something that not many artists do and I applaud her for it. This album has come across as being honest and dignified and doesn't ask forgiveness for it.