There are some new tunes over the past decade for which I can’t help but imagine a Johnny Cash American series version. “Ain’t No Bitter” — Gabrielle Papillon‘s fine new piece of foreboding redemption — could be among that canon. Recorded in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia, producer Daniel Ledwell infuses the cut with equal parts darkness and light; a theme of the record’s multi-textured yet inherently warm palette. There are many other standouts on The Tempest of Old, from the gothic dirge “Brother, Throw Down” to opening cut “Got You Well,” but this track is a worthy introduction. Hear it above.