Young God Records
4 out of 5 stars
Perfection! The very first track on Parplar, “They Were Wrong” is the simplest piece of music, bear bones with only a few repeated notes and lyrical phrases throughout its three minutes and 43 seconds, and it’s one of the most hauntingly beautiful pieces of music I’ve ever heard. I actually got choked up listening to it.
Unfortunately, the rest of the disc pales in comparison, as if trying to capture that again. It doesn’t matter, though. If Larkin Grimm never puts down another note, she’s already created her masterpiece. Luckily, the 26 year old singer is soulful well beyond her years and her story is equally colorful, so we’ll at least get to hear more efforts.
— Brian F. Johnson