Laura Roy | EP Review

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“I CONNECT ALL THE STARS JUST TO GET TO YOU”– Full Moon

‘Laura Roy’ is the self titled Debut EP from Halifax, Nova Scotia based Singer-Songwriter Laura Roy. Laura’s songwriting and skillful vocals are artistry in and of itself and they really shine bright in this stellar EP. A delightful mix of relatable songs that will get you charged up and ready to conquer anything that comes your way. Fabulously produced this EP is the perfect blend of Electronic-Pop and R&B. 

“The project contains 6 songs infused with synth-pop, 90’s r&b vibes with soulful melodies and catchy hooks, she adds “I’ve been working on the EP for the last year and a half. I’ve tried to make sure the music represents my experiences in a way that feels true to who I am as an artist right now”- Laura Roy

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Track by Track Review:

DON’T CHASE THE FEELING

Cleverly written ‘Don’t chase the feeling’ is the opening track to this standout EP. The first time I heard Laura’s music it was a stripped back acoustic version of ‘Don’t chase the feeling’ and it blew me away. I’m in awe of how Laura’s voice is both powerful and so controlled. You can watch the acoustic version here. It’s so damn catchy but not in that annoying Kylie Minogue ‘Can’t get you out of my head’– way! I kid you not when I say I’ve woken up to this song in my head most mornings since discovering it. It’s packed full of positive vibes and you’ll be happy to know that the studio version is just as good too.

LOOKING THE OTHER WAY

A mid-tempo track which without a doubt is my new favourite song for getting over a breakup. It’s a great track for  coming to terms with moving on from people that are simply no good for you. It’s nice to reflect but it’s also important to put them and the memories in the past and this perfectly polished song is perfect for that.

BRIGHT LIGHTS

Retro, nostalgic, electronic and synth vibes grace this track in the best way. I listened to a lot of 80’s music growing up and to this day I’m a huge fan of movies that were made in the late 80’s – Early 90’s.  To me Bright lights has those 80’s movie soundtrack feels that I can’t get enough of. Lyrically it’s very grounding and something that I can imagine blasting in my car. (If I had one and knew how to drive! =P)

FULL MOON

This track is  harmonically-rich, soothing and soulful. It’s reminiscent of 90’s R&B slow jams but with a modern twist. Its amazing how a song can be contemporary and nostalgic at the same time. The lyrics are heart felt and poetic which makes it the perfect song to sit back and listen to. (Brace yourself it’s one hell of a beautiful song, you might end up crying).

TAKE ME DOWN

This song progressively transcends into a catchy song with a killer hook. I get little hints of a electro-grime running through this track. I’m not sure if that’s a thing or if i’ve just coined a new term but I think it explains this song well. It’s dynamic and I love it!

PLASTIC

I honestly love every track on this EP. Each song stands out on it’s own but as a collective it’s seamless and pure magic. To me, this EP has all the fundamentals of what makes a great EP and that’s why it’s hard to choose a favourite track. But if I had to I would have to say it’s the last track; Plastic.

“If we’re not serious we can’t be tragic, you can’t break a heart that’s made of plastic”- Plastic

Written and recorded in Toronto and New York City with producers Adam King, Joel Stouffer (Dragonette) and Ari Leff (Epique), Laura Roy’s debut EP is now available on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music.

 

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