Boston’s Anna Snow is working at a high level and she arranges her work for maximum effect. Her dusky voice, bolstered by extremely effective backup vocals, is the ideal instrument for her material. What’s most interesting about this artist is how her songs, which on the surface deliver sweet, calming and melodic hooks, are roiling underneath with a dark, sour discontent that can lurk at the root of relationships. It’s what makes songs like “Vera,” with its gliding, easy-glow appeal, seem ultimately so sad. That abiding sadness, as well as a sassy snarkiness, is present as well in the
intriguing “Is This Us” and the haunting, foreboding “I Saw Winter” in which the aptly-named artist meets her match.