Munroe 'Munroe' (EP stream)
Published May 05, 2015Hamilton, ON-born singer-songwriter Munroe is set to unveil her debut self-titled solo EP, and Exclaim! has got your first listen to it.
Although she's currently based in Los Angeles (acting on ABC's Resurrection), the songstress found the time to team up with fellow Hamilton music maker Michael Keire to co-produce the record. The seven-song offering showcases Munroe's dad-taught guitar work, and her own self-learned skills on the piano and ukulele.
"This album was definitely a learning experience," she explained in a statement. "We wanted to create a certain tone, there was a lot of trial and error and ultimately some restraint, opting for stripped-down versions on songs instead of adding too many layers."
She cites musical inspirations like Mazzy Star, Best Coast, Timber Timbre and Angel Olsen, which weave their way in to the hauntingly sparse, sometimes dark songs on Munroe. Gorgeous, melancholy tracks like the slow-burning, piano-based "Mercy" and previously heard single "Summer" mix with slightly more optimistic, ethereal sounding pieces like "On the Briars" or the downright sunshine-y "Bonnie."
The self-titled EP officially arrives on May 12 via Hidden Pony Records, but you can give it an early listen in its entirety in the player below, right now.