Ah, Laura Gibson. That unmistakable vocal has been a source of much joy for us in the past, especially in the form of Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed. Now the Portland singer returns with The Cause, with that inimitable style and storytelling intact. It’s a harder-edged take on her alt-folk style, but everything is so perfectly placed that it seems like the logical next step. Charming as ever.