EP Review: Growing/Fading – Bryony Williams

Bryony Williams is one of my favourite up and coming artists. Her songs are gripping, engaging, and sensitive. Everything about them is vulnerable in the best way because both the vocals and instrumentals put you in a trance. She is reissuing her EP Growing/Fading, which initially came out in 2019. However, this reissue comes with a brand new track, ‘Little Tree.’

‘Little Tree’ is a beautiful song. It is about the vicious cycle of overthinking and anxiety. The lyrics are relatable and the vocals draw you in. I like how the guitar meanders its way into your ears because it puts the listener in a dream like trance.

On ‘Sillouette’, Williams strips things back. The overlapping guitars work like a treat because they are very shoegazy. There are also elements that remind me of Radiohead. Lyrically, the song takes a stalker-like approach, while expressing Williams’ hurt and anguish. It’s interesting that the synth sounds distressed in the song because the nuances help add weight to the song. This is really refreshing and demonstrates a creative element to the song.

The Growing/Fading EP is a perfect EP because it shows tender emotion. I cannot wait to see what she has in store next!

Words by Ermis Madikopoulos

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