Seattle vocalist Carrie Wicks has presented an album that leads the mind to wander and fall into deep tonal seduction. The lyricism within Maybe provides listeners with a form of storytelling unlike any other. There is a palpable sense of maturity found in Wicks' writing, one that teeters between states of pensiveness and supreme delectation. The opening track "Ghost of a Perfect Flame" has an empathetic nature, forcing out concepts of empirical realism and glimpses into the artist's own self-reflection. The vulnerability brought through her lyrics has made the mood of the album much more sincere. Showcasing pianist Bill Anschell, drummer Byron Vannoy, and bassist Jeff Johnson, the quartet orchestrates sounds that are almost haunting, complemented by a constantly tranquil undertone. This is no album meant for background noise at an overpriced coffee shop, but rather an intelligent and unique listening experience worth venturing into.