ALBUM REVIEW: Fazerdaze – Break! EP | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 14.10.22

 

 

 

 

 

A name I never thought I’d hear again would be New Zealand’s Fazerdaze. It’s been five years since the artist’s debut album, with no singles released since in-between it and this newest release – Break! 

Easily one of the most pleasant surprises of 2022, Break! feels like a maturation of the bedroom pop sound that Fazerdaze started her career with, mixing in elements of dance pop and electronica into a really intricate jigsaw of different musical strands.  The third song, Thick of the Honey, is the best example of this as it never settles, remaining constantly in flux. Comparatively, the title track and Winter conform more to typical pop conventions with the space-out hooks becoming inescapable earworms.  

A rare critique, but I wish the release overstayed its welcome. I have an urge to have a few beers and make my living room a mess. The brief 14 minutes left me craving more.  

 

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