Somewhere Gone, Exene’s first solo album since 1991, is a sometimes dreamy but always intimate, circuitous passage through folk and country; subdued, but no less edgy. Invoking other artists who travel easily between the worlds of words and music like Leonard Cohen and Patti Smith, Exene’s lyrics and immediately recognizable, simultaneously fragile and totemic vocals carry all the passion of X without all the loud.
\"These are eerie folk songs—Exene\'s voice has that timeless, rural, conversational quality—although all but one song are originals. It\'s tempting to read intimations of morality into the record. But it\'s more a welcomed return than a valedictory.\" —Blurt
\"Exene Cervenka helped invent what Los Angeles is now and helped save the best of what it used to be.\" —LA Record