NPR asked its writers to name their favorite album of 2019 thus far. Found alongside popular entries like Solange's When I Get Home and Weyes Blood's Titanic Rising was Black Friday by Palehound.
A Place I'll Always Go, which was written after Kempner lost a close friend and her grandmother in the same year. A Place I'll Always Go was packed with grief, felt in songs like "If You Met Her" and "Flowing Over," a track about how sad music helped Kempner deal with overwhelming anxiety.
On Black Friday, the music still focuses on relationships but highlights a different side of those connections — the thrill a new love ("Stick N Poke"), feelings of inadequacy ("Worthy"), the sometimes bad passion in a relationship ("Killer"), the support of the people who love you ("Aaron") — through heartfelt lyrics and spacey guitars.