“Bear with Me is studded with such stark and vulnerable admissions that fit the record’s über-minimalist palette: Ailene’s naked voice and folkie finger-picking nimbly spans twee to alt-country.”
-Connor Dinnison, see full Inlander article here.
“Bear with Me is a 10-song collection that puts Ailene’s refreshingly direct lyrics front and center. In a rich voice, Ailene sings about falling in love while feeling depressed on ‘If You Really Want One’ and about being contentedly tired after a long day, her “knees bruised a deep shade of work,” on ‘Whimsy and Wine.'”
-Azaria Podplesky, see full Spokesman Review article here.
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