EP REVIEW: Sœur – Fight

Release Date: November 17th 2018
Label: Unsigned
Website: www.soeursoeursoeur.com
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Rating:

If you’ve ever seen modern art (the kind where someone paints an entire canvas one colour and then tells you it has a deep meaning that you couldn’t possibly comprehend behind it), then you’ll understand how best to describe ‘Fight’, the latest EP from Bristol’s Sœur.

While intro track ‘Quiet’ comes in at just under three minutes, with little to no movement in the song it felt more like an hour, and sadly it doesn’t get any more engaging with the following tracks. Even when the instrumentation gets a little more layered, it just sounds like an out of place mess.

So far, ‘Fight’ isn’t offering much hope, and that doesn’t change anytime soon.

‘Whole Me’ doesn’t present much more than dry guitar melodies and nonsensical overlapping vocal lines, an effect that when done correctly can sound incredible, but here it just sounds like someone tried to blend two completely different songs together resulting in something unlistenable.

This EP’s biggest sin is present throughout all of its tracks, and that is that underneath everything, from its pretentious structures to its unfathomable idea of what a vocal harmony is, it’s just not interesting.

‘Fight’ is an EP that thinks it’s smarter than it actually is. It’s a collection of songs that often confuse minimalism with creativity, and with its irritating vocal lines, clunky instrumentation, and general lack of progression in individual songs, it amounts to an irredeemably dull listen that should be given a wide berth.