EP REVIEW: Mykki Blanco – Postcards From Italia | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 22.09.23





Mykki Blanco is allergic to categorisation, and Postcards From Italia is quite instantly the expected diversion from their previous work. It’s a 20 minute bank holiday of an EP that might be better thought of as sunny postage around the excellent final two tracks: lead single Eurobanger Holidays In The Sun and the sad-funk comedown Love Fell Down Around Me.

Blanco described the EP as a soundtrack to their “Italian cowboy era” which – to be clear – is the absolute best vibe. Delivering on the promise, Postcards opens with a sexy blues bop replete with catchy riff hooks, and though the loose delivery of Johnny suggests the direction of a messier, Dijon-inspired party, the tightness of the mix helmed by producer FaltyDL sits the project squarely in the park-hang aux queue. Fortunately, it has plenty earnest zest to ever become redundant. And after all, why not? It’s barely been one year since Blanco released an introspective long play, sometimes it’s better just to dance.


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