Our Extended Play
Brought to life on the idyllic English countryside, it’s quite fitting that Our Extended Play revels in a summery, effervescent essense of playfulness; opener “Last Day On Earth” is dreamy and wistful, pairing nicely with the subtle lap-steel twang on “Animal Noises”. The jagged riffage and dense, glitchy production on “Cologne” makes it stand out between the two softer cuts, but it doesn’t sound out of place at all.
The record en masse is cohesive, but each track illuminates a disparate angle of Beabadoobee’s prismatic musicality. Lucid is the input from Matty Healy and George Daniel (of The 1975), who co-wrote all four tracks on the EP; their folky, pseudo-whimsical indie-pop zest seeps through in different ways, but thankfully never takes the spotlight from Bea’s own idiosyncratic character.