Following up a recent teaming up on the lovely ‘Your Place’ single, Holly Rees and Matt Dunbar are back together, collaboratively, with ‘Slow Down’, a five-track EP written and sung by Rees and produced by Dunbar.
Carrying on the intimate, wistful spirit of ‘Your Place’, ‘Slow Down’ owes much of its success to a mid-tempo, acoustic, high-lonesome feel which focuses on a stripped-back acoustic guitar part and emotive vocal line.
‘Magpie’ and ‘Arm’s’ stand out as the EP’s highlights, both equally intimate in their narrative about private aspirations and hesitations about reaching for goals which appear ever so slightly out of reach. Neither bashful nor anxious, both songs thrive in their ability to create empathy in the listener.
Well produced, ‘Slow Down’ is up close and personal in a style reminiscent of Evan Dando’s solo work.
The EP is out now and can be streamed on Spotify.