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Andy Shauf paints a patchwork of perspectives in The Party, his most endearing work yet

It was of some surprise to learn that the third record from Canadian crooner Andy Shauf was to be based on a party. It seemed misfitting, given the artist’s sombre style, and the concept in general a little clichéd.

But then, Shauf has always had a way of portraying characters and telling their stories in the most delicate and piercing ways. In last year’s The Bearer of Bad News, he vignetted a collection of ominous, unfortunate folks living a cold, small-town life.

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