Will our reviewer David think the party’s over for Astrid S before it’s even begun? Or is the Norwegian singer’s new EP a big hit?
I’m the first to admit that I am a fan of Astrid S. Her debut EP had some cracking tunes on it and really made me pay attention back in 2016.
There was something that made her edgier than her contemporaries and it feels like things have progressed nicely here.
For EP number two, ‘Party’s Over’, we are treated to a more mature affair.
The title track ‘Party’s Over’ is a great slow burner. It’s not instantly catchy, but after a couple listens, the melody gets stuck in your head. Not a big radio-friendly banger but a subtle bit of longing, it’s a great addition to your playlist to cycle back around to several times throughout the day.
Official lead track ‘Breathe’ is a catchy and evidently popular track, charting in several countries including Australia (just inside the top 100 here). I can hear why too – this song is one of my favourites on the EP.
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If there is one thing I hate about EPs, however, it’s that they are super short.
Just as I am getting into the groove of things, almost obviously, the party’s over.
Astrid S is on her way to being a popular artist in this modern world of streaming and I think it’s her mix of lightness and dark broody Scandi-pop that works so well.
And as long as Astrid S keeps releasing these EPs on a regular basis, I’ll be a happy camper.
Otherwise a full-length album of addictive tunes is more than welcome as well.
VERDICT : 4/5.
MUST LISTEN : Breathe, Party’s Over, Such A Boy, Does She Know.