Monday, January 21, 2013

Lauren Ray - Question EP

Blue Eyed Boy
This song is just super cool.  It's easy breezy and refreshing.  It's a great way to start off the EP.  You can't help but to bob your head along with her.  I love how it is just the perfect tempo and how never once does Lauren have difficulty keeping time with the track.  She never loses her place and this is a brilliant show of how her musicality is so much more developed than a new artist.

The title track of the EP is next up and it's a brilliant piano ballad that could easily stand up beside anything by Colbie Caillat or Sara Bareilles.  I think this track shows a considerable amount of vulnerability to her voice and along with the strings on the track, it's easily a beautiful ballad.

Bang Bang
The upbeat jazzy piano against the macabre lyrics of this track come together in an unsettling cacophony of brilliance.  It's a bit unsettled and it's a bit broken which makes it one of the most honest "Done me wrong" songs I've heard in quite a while.  I love how the song progresses through the story and how the song ends.  It is quite unstable and for that, we thank you.

Two Bare Feet
This song is incredible.  It's a song about loving someone so much that you have to let them go because it's doing neither of you any good and sometimes you just have to do what's right for the both of you.  It hurts and you wish that it could be easy but it's not. (Or at least that's what I hear).

The EP is a mixed bag of emotions, just like life and it all plays out without being over the top (even though it could easily), Lauren is able to bring you to the edge of emotion and let you sit there for a while and she does it without ever breaking a sweat.  Her voice is just so malleable and it doesn't matter what genre is thrown at her, she takes it on with such carefree abandon that you know she's been singing that way her whole life.  She has an incredibly bright future ahead of her.  Get on the bandwagon now because it's going to be an amazing ride.

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