Lucky Iris are a two piece alt-pop group from Leeds made up of Maeve and Jasper and today I will be reviewing their EP ‘Turns Out We Should Have Stayed at Home’ which was released on the 25th April 2020.
‘Get Ready With Me’ opens with some synthy jangling chords that slowly blend with the melodic vocals, rising and falling in speed throughout. Overall this is a fairly subdued track, but a strong opener to the EP and one that sticks in the mind. I mentioned the vocals, but the singer has a lovely voice that just really works for this track.
‘Take 5 (Why can’t You See Me?)’ is different from the previous track, deeper notes, less effervescent on the face of it. Some voices suit a certain style of music, and the vocalist in this track really does well with melancholy, their voice has weight and emotion just dripping off it and this all comes through in this track.
‘Glitter Vision’ changes things up again, it’s taken this long but this song reminded me of who the singer sounds like, she sounds like Dodie Clark a popular YouTuber and singer/songwriter. They have a very similar cadence and tone, and both are incredibly talented. I liked the beat to this one, it has a nice energy, a consistent build to it and really worked for me, the result was a strong penultimate song as we come to the end of this EP.
‘I Fell Backward’ again shifts style, and each track has shown a depth of skill that has surprised me, they’ve been able to create four distinct songs that all tie together into one engaging piece of music. This track in particular was really striking, so powerful and yet understated, easily my favourite on what was a truly fantastic EP.
So that’s what I thought of Lucky Iris and their EP ‘Turns Out We Should Have Stayed at Home’ and if you want to check that out for yourself then head on over to Spotify. Make sure and support the band by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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