Album: This is What It Feels Like
Artist: Gracie Abrams
Label: Interscope Records
Non-Airable Tracks: The Bottom
Los Angeles born and raised, Gracie Abrams released a 12 song EP, "This is What It Feels Like". The album's title is based off of the first track "...Feels Like". The album opens up with this track with subtle piano keys, then brings in Abram's airy vocals and a guitar ode to early 2000's edgy pop. This song sets the tone of the album, very poppy, very teen and if anything the song writing reminded me a lot of Taylor Swift's Red era.
The second song "Rockland" includes the same acoustic guitar and has a very organic song writing structure. The song also takes an interesting angle, with Abrams taking the role as the heart breaker. The third song "For Real This Time", reminds me of a melancholy version of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe". The song discusses a rocky relationship and the final goodbye after tries before. Track, "Camden" is soft, subtle and incredibly sad. "The Bottom", "Augusta", "Painkilers" and "Wishful Thinking" would make great title tracks. With strong hooks and easy story lines, they make established pop songs. The final track, "Alright" is dreamy and discusses Abrams struggles with mental health and her self medication to her struggles. This is by far the most personal song on the album.
This is a must-listen to if you are into bedroom pop, it is also incredibly interesting to know that Abrams is opening for Olivia Rodrigo's SOUR tour.
Cardigan- Taylor Swift
Bubbly- Colbie Calliat
The Rose Song- Olivia Rodrigo
Hard to Sleep
photo- this is what it feels like album cover
Reviewer’s Name: Zoe Montano
Date of Review: December 15, 2020