TRACK REVIEW: E-Mence – I Won’t Be Here Too Long EP | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Fresh from a run of ten singles, I Won’t Be Here Too Long is a sprawling four-track collection from the enigmatic solo artist, whose singular brand of trap-hop takes the conventions of heart-on-sleeve melodic emo and marries it to 808-heavy, slipped beats.

E-Mence considers the EP to be a song cycle regarding their own personal battles with their mental health, and this is writ large in the frank and uncompromising lyricism and the expressive beats which favour minor-key guitar arpeggios and pensive melancholic piano, alongside the harsh waves of percussion and synth bass.

It’s an incredibly raw, enthralling, earnest and fresh statement from a singular artist who is unafraid to express themselves without compromise and without fear of being misunderstood.

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