Vinyl LP pressing. At sixteen, Lola Kirke discovered Gram Parsons and the Cosmic American genre he defined. In spite of being a New Yorker by the way of London, Kirke felt a strong connection to his country-rock sound. "For whatever reason, I thought I could resolve all my problems by just becoming him." Kirke is no stranger to shape shifting-as an actress with a steadily ascending star, she's had major roles in David Fincher's "Gone Girl" and Noah Baumbach's "Mistress America," as well as the Golden Globe-winning Amazon show "Mozart in the Jungle." While less in the fore, her passion for music has stayed constant, with her guitar following her from dressing room to dressing room. The opening track, "Monster" delves into themes of self-esteem and alienation, a lyrical narrative that reappears through the album. Says Kirke, "I wrote 'Monster' while I was watching someone I love struggle with self-love and care, but in the process of writing it, I realized that I hadn't exactly mastered the delicate balance of those things either."