TRACK REVIEW: Lauren Amour – Girl Code | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Girl Code is a spacey piano piece written as a plea, lyrically reminiscent of a modern Jolene, crashing over an array of synths and damning vocals.

Spliced with heartbreak and bitterness, the sentiment behind the song is instantly relatable, even if it doesn’t turn this relatability into anything profound. With a big, repeated chorus and a generally striking hook, the song shares the same shortcomings as the lyrics, bringing forward something harmlessly enjoyable and incongruous, but falling just shy of anything unique or personable. Too familiar for its own good.

The penmanship shows an ability to tap into something current and real, but the instrumentation feels more akin to a pastiche of the ballads of the early 10s. It’s clear that Lauren Amour has something to offer, but this may not be it.

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