And Now That I'm in Your Shadow is thick with this dark mud, and the strings only make it denser: "Standing with my feet deep in the crowd, was I nothing but a landslide in your mind?" sings Jurado on "Hoquiam" as the violin murmurs in the background. And Now That I'm in Your Shadow is full of songs of sudden isolation and grief: "I Had No Intentions" tells the story of a man finding a boy "killed by a bullet from a jealous gun," and the title track has a cello wail that only makes the line "the sun it does not move me like it used to, and neither do you" all the more devastating.
The electronic beat on "What Were the Chances" immediately reveals it as the only hopeful song, but it's still tinged with drama: "Does your husband know I call you sweetheart?" sings Jurado as a muffled female voice repeats the lyric. If you need a soundtrack for loneliness, all you need is this.