Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Brandi Ediss - Bees and Bees and Bees

Released: 1 May 2020
Label: Futureman Records
Listen and Buy Here

Brandi Ediss, of Massachusetts, is a new discovery for me. Her album is full of melodic, heartfelt folk pop songs and well worth a listen.

It opens with 'Bees and Bees and Bees', which is quite short with quirky lyrics. Its about dwelling on conversations with a potential love interest, comparing it to bees buzzing. 

Her sound is stripped back and folky and she has a unique voice with a lovely tone. 'Chicago' is about being in a new place and feeling isolated. It is raw and honest lyrically, like many of the songs here. 

'I Didn't Try' is my favourite on the album. A great pop song about life not going quite the way you wanted it to. Its something a lot of people in their late 20s and 30s could relate to - 'By now I could have had my shit together if I'd only tried. I could have had a job and a dog and a place in the city, and a boy who would call me pretty. But I didn't try.' There is something quite heartbreaking about it too.

'Stupid Boyfriend' is humorous and playful in tone. 'I'll Keep You Warm' is a beautiful love song. The lyrics are very moving, with such sweetness and innocence. It is wonderfully produced and the strings really add to the emotional impact.

A superb album, full of charm, with memorable songs and quirky lyrics. Highly recommended.

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