H.C. McEntire, frontwoman of Mount Moriah, strikes out on her own with her debut solo album LIONHEART. Stereogum describes her voice as “weary, wise, and bright as morning sunshine all at once,” and that sunshine glows throughout the triumphant LIONHEART. For the album, McEntire collaborated with many of her favorite musicians, including Kathleen Hanna, Angel Olsen, Amy Ray, Tift Merritt, William Tyler, Mary Lattimore, and Phil Cook, while remaining bravely devoted to her most authentic self throughout the process.
Heather McEntire’s solo debut is a vivid travelogue of the American South penned in her native tongue of country music. Lionheartis brought to life by McEntire’s soulful voice, by a sweeping Nashville sound, but more so by a deep sense of conviction. – 8.0 Pitchfork
Indeed, Lionheart sounds amazing, with tasteful production and nary a note out of place. It’d probably benefit from a rough edge here or there, even. But in terms of songcraft, performance and message, it’s an impressive step into the solo spotlight by McEntire. – Paste