Adult Mom – Driver (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Adult Mom – Driver (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 30:05 minutes | 643 MB | Genre: Indie Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Epitaph

Singer-songwriter Stevie Knipe has been making music for close to a decade, since they were a college student in upstate New York recording in a dorm room. But Knipe (who uses they/their pronouns) has really taken a leap forward in terms of both sonics and songcraft with the excellent Driver. While previous Adult Mom albums had a spare, bedroom-recording feel, Driver is more of a band album, with bright production and songs that carefully and vividly map out an early-twenties travelogue full of crisis, memory, hope, and the kind of intense moments that feel almost debilitatingly hard-hitting at that age — even if you’re just starting to become wise enough to know they’re ephemeral.

That mood gives Knipe’s writing and singing a kind of transitory gravity, as the album flows from the lovely country textures of “Passenger” to the bursting guitars and drum muscle of “Wisconsin,” to the sharp jangle and piano counterpoint of “Berlin,” to the stunning, fragile acoustic luster of “Regret It.” Knipe is phenomenal with first lines (“Dancing” begins, “I’m dancing to the song I crashed my car to”), and they can draw maximum sensory impact out of something as specific as knees brushing together in your parents’ basement or as universal and well-worn as a first kiss.


1. Adult Mom – Passenger
2. Adult Mom – Wisconsin
3. Adult Mom – Breathing
4. Adult Mom – Berlin
5. Adult Mom – Sober
6. Adult Mom – Dancing
7. Adult Mom – Adam
8. Adult Mom – Regret It
9. Adult Mom – Checking Up
10. Adult Mom – Frost