Published Jul 17, 2015Charlottetown dream pop unit Sorrey are set to deliver their debut EP next week, but before Thick as Thieves officially arrives, Exclaim! is streaming the six-song set in its entirety.
Led by their namesake Emily Sorrey, the group are rounded out by producer and multi-instrumentalist Colin Buchanan of Paper Lions, keyboardist Willow Bell, guitarist Andrew Murray and drummer Thayne Campbell. We previously heard their sparkly blend of melodic synth-pop on lead single "Washington," and they keep that spirit shining throughout the rest of the EP.
Opener "Lowest Hanging Fruit" pulls the listener in with Sorrey's sweet, airy vocals and then descends into an extended instrumental spiral of hazy synths and lo-fi guitars. "You Love Me" adds some groove to the mix with ringing guitars and an island-esque backbeat, while "Lost & Found" and "My Fault" drive home the album's constant "unapologetic reminder of how the heart pulses strongly during our fading romances."
Finally, the closing title track gives listener's one last sampling of Sorrey's "direct-to-the-heart lyricism," buoyed by vocal harmonies from Buchanan and playful synth lines that are sure to leave a lasting impression.
Thick as Thieves is officially out on July 24, but you can give it an early listen in the player below.