Somme - Somme
Review by Shannon Shumaker
LA alt-pop artist Somme is destined for greatness. Emerging onto the scene with her moody and vulnerable self-titled EP, Somme draws obvious influence from artists like Lorde and Robyn, but twists her synth-driven sound to make it all her own. Coupled with personal lyricism and a perfect balance between light and dark, and you’ve got a stunning debut EP.
Opening the EP is soon to be fan-favorite, “Long Time,” which leans toward a darker, moody sound, but by the time the final chorus kicks in, you’re going to want to sing along. “Ordinary Fools” branches off of “Long Time” perfectly, with a brighter sound but more melancholy lyricism.
The songs that shine are definitely more intimate and personal cuts like “Tell Me,” but the synth driven, catchier tracks like “Love Divided” make for a fun listen as well. Sure to leave listeners longing for more is the heartbreaking and massive closing track, “Holding Onto You,” which is carried by big drums and dark synth.
As a whole, this EP serves as a great introduction to Somme, perfectly solidifying her sound and showing quite a bit of promise for the future. Although there isn’t a very wide range of sounds on this release, these six songs do find her experimenting a bit, and with future releases, there’s no doubt that we’ll be able to hear exactly what this exciting artist is fully capable of.
LISTEN TO: "Long Time" or "Tell Me"
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