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Bluey Green - EP Review: Bluey Green

08 Jul 2021 // A review by bethany_rachell
July 9, 2021, sees the first ever release of Bluey Green – the self-titled EP. As I sometimes do with reviews, I dived right into this EP before reading about, or even having heard of Bluey Green, and nothing could have been a more fitting description than the wavering, reflective shine of the ocean that the name alone evokes.

Morning Sunshine is a great opening track, energetic from the first second. It’s a sweet, boppy, uncaring song, not totally in denial about the state of the world but positive in the face of all problems with a blue-sky backdrop. It’s the kind of song you’d hear in a movie intro, on the main characters car radio, with the windows rolled down, before trouble strikes in the form of a pretty-faced girl.

Track two, Roses, is a classic romantic narrative held together by a vibrant backing track and particularly nice bassline. It’s self–depreciating but hopeful and sweet (I can’t get away from this word with this EP) in a Tame Impala-type way. The sweetness continues into track three which is...forgivably cheesy. It’s definitely catchy, and could have been played on C4 in 2009, somewhere in between Owl City's Fireflies and Empire of the Sun's Walking on a Dream.

The EP takes a slower, sentimental turn at this point. When track four began I was almost convinced it was going to be a country song, and it definitely holds those undertones throughout, with guitar plucking and a steady kickdrum. Throughout the whole EP there are a lot of pleasant, interesting sounds, chimes and angelic harp noises.

Then, unexpectedly, the EP ends on a leaving-town song. Trouble is a melancholy, lamenting ballad, the only song that doesn’t induce the bright citrus zest of summer. I had to go and watch the Morning Sunshine music video afterwards to cheer me up – it's a great video by artist/producer Merk – go check it out!

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )

About Bluey Green

Mount Maunganui, NZ’s Mitch Horton took the less direct route to releasing his own music. But after an adventurous life of surf and travel, the turmoil of 2020 became the catalyst for him to create a musical presence of summery optimism under the name Bluey Green. His music acts as a breath of fresh air to a weary world with a signature of warmth and positive energy.

2021 sees Bluey Green releasing his first music, created with the mad wizardry production skills of Mark Perkins (Merk). His first single Morning Sunshine was a solid debut, with the video being viewed over 100k times, aided by catching the heart of Mr Sam Neill. Now after cementing his mission to bring positive vibes to the masses, Bluey Green will be releasing his debut self titled EP on July 9th.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Bluey Green


Bluey Green
Year: 2021
Type: Album

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