EP Review: Ursae – Ursae EP

I’ll be the first to admit it – I’m a sucker for orchestral instruments in non-traditional settings. For example, Ursae’s debut self-titled EP features the flute, a woodwind not usually used in indie pop songs, and it works shockingly well to highlight the calming nature of the album.

 

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The album cover.

Blending an array of organic sounds, including the flute and synth, Ursae creates a surprisingly soothing set of indie pop tracks. Between So Green Her Eyes, which had more energy but maintained that soothing sound, and Alchemize, my personal favorite, which had a little more structure to it, this album is seriously chill. Vocalist Andrew Campbell has a voice worthy of showing off, especially his killer falsetto that appears in nearly every track.

 

My only complaint is the lack of organization in most of the songs – although some people love that, it allowed me to zone out from time to time while listening to it. Otherwise, I adored the relaxing sounds, especially the flute – which was featured in Song For ___.

 

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Ursae.

Although I wasn’t a fan of the lack of structure in these songs, I can appreciate their soothing tones. It’s not something I’d listen to every day, but I can definitely see the appeal. Besides, I had to give Ursae some extra points for those flute pieces! If you’re into soft, soothing indie pop, go check out Ursae’s self-titled EP, out February 17.

 

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