"Singer-songwriter Hannah Read strums her way through a series of vignettes that delve thoroughly and unflinchingly into the heart of what it means to feel for another. Each track is brief yet perfectly measured, quiet yet self-assured, delicate yet unyielding; the album takes some of the more frequently discounted traits of lo-fi and spins them all into strengths, using the genre as a foundation on which she builds a masterpiece." - Post-Trash
"Within her album’s very short sixteen minutes, Read reminds us of the intricacies and nuances of empathy. The task of understanding others is arduous: Read’s empathy is not a political magic bullet, but a personal exploration." - Pitchfork
About "M for Empathy"
My new album M for Empathy is mostly things said or shoulda said. Much of it, and it's just a lil of all that's coming, came to me, or outta me, outta a deepening silence. Something you can hear a lot of. It made a way for me to say many things that were necessary to voice. It also let me not say and just sing as much as I wanted, which is important too. Making peace with the word in me, just a lil, all my might.