The five songs on You Again by Kat Lock were picked in order to represent different times in her life. I thought this was a nice change of pace. Most of the time I read about an album or EP representing a period of time (often a hard time) so it was cool to experience more of a change.
The music is fantastic from the production and the songwriting and oh my god can Lock sing. Just listen to the last thirty seconds of the first song “Art” and you will hear what I mean. Speaking of “Art” the whole song is great. I loved the melding of melancholy electric piano and more upbeat guitar strumming. The band sounds fantastic and soulful. It’s a killer song where everything from the verse, to the bridge to the chorus delivers.
Up next is “Biggest Mistake” and I was catching a slight country/pop vibe on this song. It is another great song but perhaps even more accessible in a broader way. There is an interesting change of direction on “Demitrius.” The song begins with atmosphere and ambience. There is a bit of a Mazzy Star type vibe. Her vocals sound fantastic against the pads and guitars. The song does explode once it gets to around the halfway mark and becomes the most dynamic song by reaching epic crescendos utilizing lead guitar.
“Embarrassed” is a great breakup song. The horns are a nice addition and I would say this song felt empowering and hopeful. She’s pissed off but moving on. “Someone Else's Future (alt version)" is the closer and really capitalizes on persevering forward. The horns and vocals - enough said.
This is a great EP. Lock is a top notch singer and the instrumentation really shines a light on that fact. Take a listen.
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