Songs We Love: Snail Mail, 'Pristine'

The bittersweet first single from Snail Mail's debut album, Lush, exudes the confidence of an artist coming into her own right in front of us.
Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan. Source: Michael Lavine

In our teens, we can't help but feel everything in heightened, conflicting extremes.That's true in matters of love and heartbreak, especially when we're still defining who we are and what we want to become. Lindsey Jordan, the compelling songwriter and guitarist behind , covers, Jordan (then just 15) captured the messy dynamics of her personal relationships, and the restless, wide-eyed yearning felt when a world enticingly beckons from outside the bored stasis of high school and suburbia.

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