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Chris Lake - EP Review: Explore

13 Jul 2020 // A review by jacquiew
Christchurch singer-songwriter Chris Lake establishes a pleasurable groove from the outset on his EP Explore. As the title suggests, Lake explores the many moods and twists and turns of love, but never in a self-indulgent way.


The EP’s six tracks journey through light and shade.
There’s some tasty electric guitar on the jaunty and optimistic Shadowlight and lovely saxophone on my favourite track of the EP Absolute for Love. Lake’s voice is warm and listenable and I particularly enjoyed the soft burr of the vocals on the title track Explore.

My only quibble is that the effects and synthesised elements are a little out of balance and would benefit from being dialled back a bit at times. However, there’s more than enough to like to forgive those slight moments of indiscretion in production. Perhaps they can be put down to the learning curve of the recording process.

Explore is catchy and eminently listenable and is a welcome offering during the contemplative winter months. It’s great music for a car journey; crank it up and let it transport you to a sunnier, warmer and altogether more optimistic place.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Chris Lake

Chris Lake is a New Zealand born Singer/Songwriter. With a guitar never far from his side, his unique style and colourful melodies will pull you in where ever you hear them. Whether on stage or in the studio, Chris brings his all to every performance and leaves everything out on the table.




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