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Reviewed by Greta Yeoman

Emily Rice: Find Me Here EP

Reviewed by Greta Yeoman

Emily Rice: Find Me Here EP

Some may recognise her name from folky duo We Stole The Sun, but, Emily Rice has carved out her own path with her solo sounds, taking a more electro/jazzy approach on this pretty fantastic EP. Opening track and single, You Held Me, makes a catchy intro with mysterious oohs slowly fading into beats and poetic lyrics. The ‘oohing’ recurs throughout many of the songs, connecting them together while each sounds completely different to the others. Afternoon and Interlude are the showcase songs for her harmonies, while Moab best shows off Rice’s vocal range and jazzy influences. Under The Sun shows Kimbra influences, though she has her own more measured take on that smart jazz-pop sound. I’m a sucker for lovely piano pieces, and so my favourite song on the EP is Afternoon, especially as it’s accompanied by her lovely vocals and harmonies. Overall this is a stunning jazzy, pop EP, demonstrating a musical talent (not long out of Auckland University’s School of Music) that can clearly cross genres. I am keen to hear what next musical offering this now Europe-dwelling Kiwi will give us.