Writing by Molly Mckew
One of those albums that feels incredibly rich yet stark at the same time. Every rhythm, melody, lyric and synth is perfectly placed to evoke the mood yet still gives you space to think. For the moments you are feeling up go for tracks like Make Up Your Mind or Hard To Be Close, and for those more introspective low moments go for Alone But Moving or Over The Ocean..
Omg! Cannot get enough of this lady! I saw her live here in Melbourne last year and the gig will go down as one of my fave gigs of all time. I got to meet Emily at the airport the next day and completely melted in true fangirl style. For the moments you are feeling up and are wanting some extra pep go for Can’t Hold Me or Remind Me. For those more moody, chiller moments check out Blue Light and Marigold.
I’ve been smashing this recently! Such a lush, light and playful record, Kacey tends to go for understatement instead of overstatement with how she delivers her vocals which is so refreshing. The whole record is pretty chill but if you are wanting my picks for your more slow jams I’d go for Slow Burn and Rainbow, and for the more up feels, I’d go for Butterfiles and Velvet Elvis.
Blanket statement but here it goes anyway — this is the kind of record that most people will enjoy unless you are one of those strange creatures that doesn’t like music. It’s the kind of record that would appease most family members. Once again, this album doesn’t get too rambunctious, but my picks for those high moods would be All The Time and Stronger Than That. For the wind-downs I’d go for All I’ve Ever Known and Like A Wind.
This woman!!!Talk about high and low feels, I’ve seen Joan Wasser live a few times now and somehow she manages to open your heart up and make you melt into a pool of bliss. I think Joan is a queen at mixing the strong with the vulnerable which is something that I’ve been inspired to incorporate in my own writing. For the up moments go for Magic and Chemmie and for some sweet mid-lows go for Run For Love and Flash. I love you Joanie.
Molly Mckew is a Music Editor of Ramona Magazine for Girls. She enjoys writing and music and as a teenager devoured any life advice she could find. She hopes Ramona will help to fill the void for any young people currently in the same boat.