You would think that after millennia of human existence, we would have figured this life stuff out, but each day we’re shown just how unexpected, surprising, and challenging life can be. One artist who had distilled this up-and-down experience is the Brighton-based HEIGHTS, who offers a personal and emotive journey in her new EP, titled Glow. The central theme of this bedroom-pop record is love.
Title-track ‘Glow’ really does set the tone for the EP with its lo-fi beats, melting layers of synth, aerial vocal samples, deep bass, and velveteen front vocals. Altogether, it’s a sumptuous and affecting electro-pop sound. Throughout the rest of the EP, HEIGHTS documents her experiences with early love, changing friendships, deteriorating mental health, and losing grip on once-important lifelines. It’s impressive that this artist covers so much ground within a four-track record, but that’s surely a reflection of her storytelling ability. The album treads a lot of ground but always displays HEIGHTS’ personal and relatable storytelling. Sometimes euphoric and empowering, other times devastating, the album takes listeners on a rollercoaster of emotions.
The Glow EP is a powerful and cathartic release, following a rollercoaster of emotions and an entire portfolio of life experiences. Capturing personal moments, it’s equal parts euphoric, empowering, and grounding.
“Releasing this EP feels like I’m finally closing the heavy door on that tumultuous time of my life. Living through it was tough, and while recording was challenging, it was also cathartic and necessary. I’m now ready for the final part of the healing process, and that’s why releasing it now feels like the best time. I want to feel empowered and feel that glow and find the light at the end of the tunnel.”
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