#449 Lotte Mullan – I Hope It Breaks Your Heart

‘I Hope It Breaks Your Heart’ is not simply the name of the lead single from Lotte Mullan’s Claw Marks EP, it seems to be her mission statement. A slightly abrasive tactic for a new artist in trying to win new fans, perhaps, but then Mullan sets out to make affecting music and largely succeeds. This record, the follow-up to the Suffolk artist’s debut album Plain Jane, was recorded in Nashville with members of Band of Horses, ahead of a full album to follow later in the year. Approach with caution – she might just break your heart.