At the age of 17, I was insecure, unsure, not yet myself. Ten years later, not much has changed. At the age of 17, Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan is trying to figure it all out and Habit is their attempt at that. It's an album that provides hope, wisdom, encapsulates the feelings of sadness and growth.
Instead of wallowing in the sadness that dares to swallow them or "sleep and never leave my bed," Snail Mail uses the steady thrum of guitar and drums to back Jordan's unrestrained cries, at her times her vocals seemingly bracing for the impact of emotions. We're often accustomed to guitar pop being happy, uplifting, carrying us away from the doldrums of today, but Habit embraces the sadness in the everyday, the aimless wandering we seemingly do for so much of life, and ultimately leaves us with the stirring revelation that everyone is feeling the same.