Audri will tie you into her fantasies and woven fairytales with her sound. A musician who has a fingerprint in the indie music sound like no other, this is what many seek. She has 200k streams on most of her singles, not because her music is good. It’s because it’s great. The pictures she paints are far more than a thousand words. This is her latest EP, Sugar for the Flies.
Moth into flame, like horse to the water. There is an addiction-an element of pure desire of wanting to listen to her songs. Take for example her opening single. Sensational is a two chord change, the piano almost dissipating in the distance when her voice enters. There are dissonances in the chords at places, and she picks up on those too. Listen in detail, and simple inflections make the modulation lively and specific to the song. The groove is embedded within the melody, the way the piano has surfed around.
In one swift transition, you have gone to a pop rock jive that feels like a Broadway scene almost. Audri is always looking at her music as these elaborate pieces of drama, or else she can’t get these dynamics. Once you ride off that high, Black Out comes next. It has a country tempo to it, but the lyrics are the ones under the spotlight. This velvet pouch she manifests is for that song, take comfort in it while you’re wrapped. Song changes, feel changes, and you’re out and about, waiting for the string of melodies to guide you.
Girl in Blue is where you get the rock-bluesy kick an EP needs. Audri writes a small story here, you seem like you’re drawn into the depths of some lore. The lyrics become a part of your subconscious, the melody complementing her vocals in the background. Memorable arrangements put together with some feel-based instrumentals. This must be fun to play and hear live.
We’re into the third colour of the EP. Audri now takes us to Angel in the Grey. This is indie rock at its polished finest. The dreamy tempo and synth background might remind you of Diamonds by Rihanna. Vocal runs especially have an R&B/pop touch, while brilliantly navigating the waters of rock. It is a fusion that is the dessert at the end of this four course. Every track seems to approach a theme with ingenuity and sharp writing skill.
The massively underrated movie Little Miss Sunshine (2006) would be great for the songs in this EP. Audri has made an impressive catalogue of music from the heart, for other hearts. You can expect a lot more from her, and she is just warming up. Listen to her EP and follow her for more like this!