Gabrielle​ Aplin – “Avalon” | EP Review

Gabrielle Aplin truly opens her heart to the glorious sounds of electro-pop on her new EP, Avalon.

While Aplin has been pretty huge on the streaming front, she’s failed to replicate that success on the chart side of late, but when you listen to the quality of her music with that fact, it doesn’t really match up.

Her last two releases, “Miss You” and “Waking Up Slow” are both absolute gems and they’ve missed out on the top 200 altogether.

Avalon shows Aplin at the very best she has ever been, a pop star with the perfect pop moments to become the British Carly Rae Jepson.

The previously mentioned “Waking Up Slow” actually managed to claim our Song Of The Week title upon its release with its heavy synths, 80s inspired levels of catchiness and just it’s overall effortlessness.

The biggest shock here is that the song actually has competition for best song on the EP.

“Say Nothing” is another moment that delivers in droves with its electro-pop glisten and unashamedly pop gloriousness. “Used To Do” is a song that nods to her old, folky style of music, which while it’s definitely a sonic shift, it somehow still fits and works as a nice break from the

“Used To Do” is a song that nods to her old, folky style of music, which while it’s definitely a sonic shift, it somehow still fits and works as a nice break from the wall bashing pop.

EP closer, ” Stay,” sounds like it’s the classic ballad closer right at the start – and well, it half is – but it contains the right amount of epicness and explosiveness to move this song from normal ballad to a rousing, heart-racing mid-tempo exclamation point of EP closer.

Thank you, Aplin, for being fucking amazing!

Check out the EP below and let us know what you think in the comments!

 

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