EP Commentary: Lucy Schwartz: Help Me! Help Me!
1: Help Me! Help Me!- Even though the lyrics are a bit on the pessimistic side, as Schwartz sings about the sorry state of her life, the piano and horns in the sound give it a chirpy feeling. In the vein of Sarah Bareilles, this song is fun one that suits the overall “good” elevator music feel this EP has.
2: Those Days- Schwartz shows off her voice a bit more in this song and combined with some snazzy harmonica and groovy lyrics, this is a tune you’ll want to listen to while sipping a fine french roast at a coffee-house. After the first listen, you’ll be humming the hook for weeks.
3: Gravity- A tea lounge type of song, as it sounds the best with the lights dimmed, as well as you’re senses, Schwartz is extra mellow [even for her] on this one. The weakest song on the EP, as the title of the song, along with some da da da’s are repeated at nauseam throughout and it lacks the creativity and passion of the other offers here. It’s not a horrible song, as the piano on the track is solid, but it’s not exactly a hit either.
4: Gone Away- The most somber song on the EP, “Gone Away” feels like a Linda Ronstadt love song via-1985, with excellent piano work and beautiful lyrics. A poem put to music, this song deserves to be on the radio and soon.
5: Respect- The shortest song on this EP, it’s also a cover of the classic Otis Redding-penned and Aretha Franklin-belted classic. Performed in her own style, it’s a bit more mellow, but it’s still a more than worthy version, even though it may not be for everyone. The acoustic feel that fuels the songs is refreshing overall and help show Schwartz’s unique style.
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