Bois: Asleep with Songs of Longing

Nomadic singer-songwriter Bois cathartically releases Asleep with Songs of Longing, an album written and recorded in New Orleans and Miami. Opening with “Beauty,” a howling saxophone rips into the conscience and sets the mood for the pensive nature of the LP. The instrumental sections and complete songs, like “Falling”—with its kaleidoscopic effects, irregular heartbeat, and discordant, churning layers—are a special highlight. Bois’ soft voice and vibraphone glue everything together.