EP REVIEW: Lizzy Farrall – Barbados

Release Date: May 9th 2019
Label: Pure Noise Records
Website: www.lizzyfarrall.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lizzyfarrallmusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/lizzyfarrall

Rating:

Chester singer/songwriter Lizzy Farrall‘s distinctive voice put her on the map last year with her debut EP, ‘All I Said Was Never Heard’, and now she’s back and experimenting with a new synth-pop sound with its follow-up, release of ‘Barbados’.

‘Games’ opens the EP with a powerful chorus, and pretty early on Farrall‘s brand of honest lyrics is clear (“I wanna be killed by you / And I’m fed up of playing games in your bedroom”), sung along to a melodic upbeat rhythm. The synth keyboard along with a heavy bass riff is continued from this track throughout the record to create a really cool 80s style sound, which is perfectly encapsulated in its purple neon cover.

The title-track is a fusion of a fast-paced drum beat and funky keyboard sections, which create the most dance-y cut on the EP. This funky sound alongside a chorus you can shout to means this song would sound perfectly normal in a club as it would in a rock show, and displays Farrall‘s ability to cross genre lines without losing her unique sound.

Every track on this EP feels in sync with one another to create an overall soundtrack that transports you to a place where the sounds of the 80s meet uncensored modern lyrical themes. ‘Barbados’ feels like a refined, clearer version of the artist Lizzy Farrall is, and shows a huge amount of character and versatility embedded into her music.