Lyrics & Delivery: 3.8/5.0
Overall Score: 3.9/5.0
Review by MrReesh - Everyday puffin' pon di ganja - @MrReesh
|TASTE DAT RAINBOW|
Drugs! You gotta love em. They're little bitesized pieces of concentrated joy and relaxation, and now most of them come in colours! Like skittles!
Drugs and it's grey area half sister alcohol have been responsible (or at least inspired) some great pieces of music (I'm not endorsing drugs) including the surprisingly good Sober EP by 19 year old Elli Ingram.
Some of you may know her soulful soully vocal from her Poetic Justice cover, which I hated due to my near absolute hatred for covers (but not interpolations, which are different) though I could most definitely appreciate the voice. Here she maintains this smooth vocal alongside lyrics which are for the most part good, and delivery which is for the most part, good. I especially liked her all encompassing vocal in High Love, a little tune which touches on how her drug like love can take (or make) you high unlike any other. Her voice supports the song well and the production is rapid enough to carry it forward without any feeling of monotony.
This feeling of a lack of daring or risk taking is perhaps most clear on Elliot, which is essentially the EPs first and only fast forward point for me. Here her voice feels a touch contrived, and repetitive delivery as well as an alriiiiight chorus ultimately leaves it feeling pleasant, but dull.
|You were tricked|
So I guess what I'm trying to say is the Sober EP is ironically, good while sober. While I can't vouch for it's quality while drunk, judging from the fact it's easy to find Rebecca Black's Friday good while drunk this must be freaking amazing on “a wave”. Though it has it's shaky parts Sober is a solid EP, and a great start for the young Island Records signee. Though it's not blow-your-brain-out-your-ears amazing it does do certain things really well, and is worth a listen because of that. I rate this one 3.9 out of 5 ganjas.
1) High Love
NOTE: As I've mentioned, I have a default position AGAINST covers, so in my rating of the Sober EP I did not consider the PJ cover. Add or subtract points as you will, I won't sue you.
Skittles image "ياله يا شباب و يا بنات واحد واحد و بالدور الكل بياخذ نصيبه !" by HISHAM BINSUWAIF