Syd, frontwoman of the Internet, follows up her debut studio album, Fin, with a three track EP titled Always Never Home. The title of the album is indicative of the songs within, as Syd explores topics about trying to balance life on the road with a relationship.
Always Never Home is enjoyable, with familiar elements fans know and love about Syd. It opens with her melodic voice floating across the beat on "Moving Mountains" as she details a one-sided relationship. On the second track, "Bad Dreams / No Looking Back," she melds her smooth singing and sensual lyrics with a moody beat spotted with hi-hats and drums. Syd does this seamlessly to give the listener a great taste of all of her strengths. The final track, for example, has Syd reflecting on road life over an electronic beat with a faster tempo, and the beat engages the listener between her sung verses.
Overall, Always Never Home is a good project from the California artist. Previous fans will find her sensual lyrics and singing as consistent as before, while newcomers get a quick sampling of all the things that make Syd a talent who's getting better all the time. (Columbia)