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Reviewed by Emma Moss

Renny: Everywhere I Turn EP

Reviewed by Emma Moss

Renny: Everywhere I Turn EP

There would be few who couldn’t connect to the heartbreak that pours out of Renee Millner’s aka Rennys ‘Everywhere I Turn’. This is a crafted and slickly produced (by Renny and Dave Carnahan) EP that tells a story from beginning to end. The acoustic guitar and touches of keyboard or percussion run as a beautiful compliment to Renny’s unique, dusty and direct vocals. The New Plymouth-dwelling Australian artist recorded at Carnahan’s King Street Studios as well as in NSW, with a couple of tracks done at Tsunami Sound Studios in Levin. Opening gently with Since You Went Away, the journey of love starts with lightness both instrumentally and from a production perspective, allowing close connection with the lyrics. The heavier lead guitar in Everywhere I Turn lends an intensity and sadness, building to the musical and relationship crescendo of Till You Can Be True. As if coming out of the darkness, the EP closes out with the tentatively hopeful All Of Me. There is similarity between the six tracks so the links between each are clear and connected, but plenty of difference. In 24 minutes Renny takes you on a journey of love held, love lost and hearts healed. If her EP is anything to go by Renny is a well of untapped songwriting and production potential.