British pop-punk Bronnie has been growing in popularity after winning Ryan Seacrest‘s contest for her cover of ‘Amnesia’ by 5 Seconds Of Summer back in 2014. Flash forward four years, and Bronnie has a second EP called ‘Get A Grip’ to call her own.
Complete with impressive vocals and a solid sound, this EP is a classic case of pop-punk and fits the genre checklist perfectly.
Opening with its title track, the EP is immediately jolted from the gates with the game being very much about energy and tempo, and due to this is undoubtedly a secured live favourite. The lyrics are both catchy and personal, making it a relatable song.
Following number ‘So What?’ employs a similar style, giving off some strong Green Day vibes from beginning-to-end. Bronnie‘s vocals shine throughout this EP, and the balance between her vocals and the instrumentals is the perfect blend.
‘Dancing With The Devil’ is the only slower track on offer here, but it’s a beautiful addition. The instrumentation for this track fits with the tone, and the lyrics are equally as incredible, filled with heartbreak and sorrow. Typical of the pop-punk genre, no EP or album is complete without the tearjerker. It’s her first official single, released as a charity single, with all the profits going to the Buddy Project – a non-profit movement that aims to prevent suicide and self-harm.
The infectious ‘Runaway’ acts as the EP’s curtain closer. Once again, Bronnie incorporates great rock sounds with an addictive vocal range, creating a full on rock anthem. With a similar sound to other pop-punk and pop-rock bands a la Against The Current and All Time Low, it’s a step in the right direction for hit single material.
Though a brief affair, ‘Get A Grip’ showcases Bronnie‘s progression since her humble beginnings in 2014 and her debut EP, ‘Social Rejex’.
Here we have a solid collection of tracks to help establish her as a respectable artist, and one that deserves serious recognition, who is perfectly capable to display her impressive vocal talent, her rough around the edges punk influence, and pop hooks that could stand toe-to-toe with Avril Lavinge in her ‘Sk8r Boi’ days.
Written by Hannah Strong (@hannaah_strong)
Strongly believes that pop-punk is not dead | Slightly too obsessed with State Champs | Festival Veteran