I’ve heard people say that when something’s free, it’s probably free for a reason and I’ve always had to quote a certain drug dealer from a popular Showtimes series when responding, “If it’s free, it’s me” (shoutout to Heylia from Weeds!). Granted, yes, if you’re getting free hugs from strangers on the street, you’re probably also getting scabies, and if someone you don’t know hands you a free sandwich, you’re probably getting poisoned, but, when it comes to music, sometimes the freebies are the most hidden gems. Such is the case with pennybirdrabbit’s latest FREE EP that was released on August 20th.
To some, her voice may sound familiar from Skrillex’s “All I Ask of You” off of his breakout EP, and to those who are just hearing her for the first time, chances are this won’t be your last. The Treehouse EP is made up of 4-tracks, “Daylight”, “Treehouse”, “Sickwith Magic”, and “Nothing”.
Standout tracks are “Treehouse” and “Daylight”. “Treehouse” has a beat that sounds like it was crafted in Joe Goddard’s hit-making studio, and with pennybirdrabbit’s perfectly fitting vocals, the song comes together to create a powerful ambient track with a kick.
Thanks to its poppy beat, catchy lyrics, and an even catchier chorus, “Daylight” is the most radio-friendly track on the EP. Two listens later and I was singing “please dayliiiight, just set me free” for four straight days.
“Nothing” is the EP’s closing track, reminiscent of Imogen Heap, its slow-playing piano riff creates an emotive melodic canvas for pennybirdrabbit’s voice to paint on.
If Lily Allen and Robyn could procreate, they’d have a bird-rabbit…pennybirdrabbit to be exact.
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