Lemon Cordial by Laura Rose is a wonderful new EP released by the singer/songwriter. It takes themes from Rose’s struggle with mental illness and struggle to keep the relationships in her life stable. Musically this album is subtle with really delicate qualities. It is the instrumentation that leads the way to these songs being given life and timbre.
Every song has a unique feel to it as Rose is still in search for a dynamic sound to call all her own, but I think the vast differences in song sounds is what makes this EP really fun to listen to. What is even better is that with any proceeds being made to this EP, the money is given to charity. It isn’t often you see music giving, but when it does it always brings joy to the world.
Each song on this album has a different taste, so different but really well rounded and complete. “Temporary Blues” is very laid back and concentrated on Roses’ articulation and feel. A very solemn sounding vibe/keyboard structures the song cordially with very minimal drums resonating in the back moving the track to each of its phases. “Emotion Sickness” is another hauntingly beautiful tune. Rose’s voice is produced best in this song.
Elliot Wallet who is the producer in my opinion did his best work sonically on this track. The drums are crisp and nicely mixed into the track to help complement the bass, guitar and vocals. “Dry Your Eyes” has a sort of new-age doo-wop feel to it while still maintaining an indie vibe associated with bands like Best Coast. “Dry Your Eyes” just lays down the feels and can have you reminiscing about your life and the people around you.
Another very well captured song sonically is the EP’s closer “Dazed.” Love the arrangement of tracks on this tune. Everything vibes with one another instrumentally so that the vocals have a real power to them, which leads the song into a brilliantly heavy feel that can have anyone moving and dancing. All in all Lemon Cordial by Laura Rose is a lovingly provocative EP of songs that with each one bring the listener into a new world, new feeling, and new understanding of where this song writer is coming from. Rose differentiates herself from the others and really stands out on this EP. Go out and take a listen. I know you’ll dig it!
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