The Critics Corner | LACES (EP review)

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By Gabriella San Felipe

Move over pop stars, there’s a new name in town. The singer LACES just released a self-titled EP, and the tracks are on par with musicians like Ellie Goulding and Tove Lo. If you love indie pop music with a great female singer, then this album is definitely for you.

LACES is not the typical pop sound that you’ve heard on the radio over the past few years. While she keeps similar elements (light piano, a techno beat, chorus repetition) she does not use the same recycled sound that a lot of artists use today, and it is unbelievably refreshing. Although some of her lyrics may have a darker tone to them (You screw me/ You screw me up/ You screw me over), LACES never fails to deliver an upbeat tempo that will make you want to dance, a balance that is only accomplished by the elite.

There is a song for everyone on this EP, whether it’s her hit single “Love Me Sober,” or the more mellow “Lead Me On.” Even if you aren’t necessarily a fan of pop music, her indie take on the genre and powerful voice are sure to get you hooked. At the end of the day, LACES is the kind of music that you play in your car with the top down, right after you realize that your ex wasn’t worth it anyway.

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EP Name:  LACES
Artist:  LACES
Rating:  3.5 out of 5


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