Characteristic: britta raci – ‘hanging out’ EP –

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Out at present from britta raci, hanging out is the artist’s debut EP, totally succeeding with its hook-filled rock sound. Emo and digital influences mix inside the energetic rock arsenal, complementing a thematic drive that the artist describes as “in honor of all of the video games this man performed with me,” referring to a “horrible dishonest ex.” The baseball themes persist enjoyably, with the 4 tracks spanning from the autopsy relationship gripes inside “baseball bat” to the decisive dreaminess inside “third strike.”

“I’m supplying you with up, I’m letting you go, I’m bashing my mind with a baseball bat,” the vocals admit on the opening “baseball bat,” set amidst lush guitar twangs. “I didn’t see that coming,” indicators a melodic realization of being totally deceived, main into the pulsing infectiousness of the “I’m sending you texts” sequence. Commiserations of “shedding my widespread sense” align with a relatable method to a relationship’s demise, the place one questions if it was attainable to see it coming, like a meatball being lobbed over the plate.

Named aptly after certainly one of baseball’s most notorious cheaters, “pete rose” exemplifies the artist’s dynamic tonal vary. The “face solely your mom might love” sharpness is concurrently scathing and excitably punchy, whereas the previous piano-touched lushness channels a palpable momentum. The “if I might face the info,” chorus constantly furthers themes of second-guessing, obvious within the opener, whereas additionally showcasing a self-confidence that firmly locations the blame on the opposite, and rightfully so — “the incorrect particular person,” as highlighted within the temporary dream-pop flourishing.

“benchwarmer” evolves from glistening guitar jangles into distortion-friendly vigor, as lyrics use roster terminology — beginning and bench gamers, particularly — inside the context of a relationship, the place one feels they’re “second to another person.” The grungy guitar tones approaching the two-minute mark are particularly enthralling, driving right into a contagious multi-layered vocal sequence harking back to Snail Mail. “third strike” concludes the EP with satiating affect, that includes essentially the most synth-friendly manufacturing as lyrics categorical a finality — acknowledging the ex because the “third strike” and accepting a break from love in the intervening time. hanging out is an infectious success from britta raci.

“baseball bat” and different tracks featured this month could be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Rising Singles’ Spotify playlist.


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