“Memo” by Grace: EP Review

Sometimes Spotify takes a while to get the new albums we wait on to us, but that’s alright because as we trawl through the new releases we can latch on to new and interesting artists and their music. Which in turn brings us to today’s post on the Memo EP from an artist called Grace. It’s only five tracks long, but those five tracks are pretty much all the artist has available through their spotify right now, so it’s bound to be a trip.

“Dirty Harry” opens the album with energetic rhythms and a dissonant vocals that brings the genre closer to R&B within seconds. The pacing is easy and everything flows together. It’s a good song to pull the listener in with. It’s easy to get lost in the song, but the song manages to keep the energy up through the full length, though it can seem a bit repetitive at certain moments. “Feel Your Love” starts off  with a bit more melody than the previous track, but the elements that were clearly evident in “Dirty Harry” are sprinkled subtly through the entire song. It’s slightly slower than the previous track, but it’s enchantingly beautiful. “You Don’t Own Me” features G-Eazy and seems to blend the melodic nature of “Feel Your Love” with the harsher and more beat based “Dirty Harry”. The song blends together beautifully, and the vocals draw the listener deeper into the album, and stay resonating in the ears for a few minutes. “The Honey” begins with a more soul influence to the table, making the song stand out from the other tracks on the album. It fits well with the other three tracks on the EP though, and simply creates an overall flow that’s extraordinary. “Memo (Boyfriend Jeans)” is the final track on the album and starts off with a sort of live recording feel and melodic piano. You can hear a lot of the static and I’m not sure if that was intentional or not, but it works quite well. The song drips with emotion and captures the story and the feelings with a great mastery. It wraps the album up on a gentler note, leaving you with the urge to go back and listen to it a second time.

All in all, this was quite the lucky find. I look forward to hearing more from Grace. I definitely think you should give the EP a listen if you have a spare twenty minutes, because it is completely worth the time.

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