On her last album “Neptune City”, Nicole Atkins won me over with 2 immaculate songs: the title track and “Maybe Tonight”. 4 years and a label change later, she has forgone the Phil-Spector-esque soul-pop for ramshackle psych-blues. Her new album, “Mondo Amore”, is a dark and bold affair, one that requires a right mood to get into. The single “Vultures”, currently the free single on iTunes US, serves as a fitting introduction for this new direction. I’m still on the fence about the album, and would like to spend more time with it, but it can’t be denied that her voice is a powerhouse of its own. Watch the Southern gothic video and get the track below.