Noosa – Noosa [EP]
They stole out hearts this past February with “Fear Of Love,” and now they’re back to remind us of what we once had. In one hand, a bouquet of flowers. In the other, a five-track, self-titled, debut EP. Both flattering, but one particularly worth spending more time goggling over. Noosa, to put it gently, is breathtaking. It’s a five-track masterpiece that’ll remind you of a more lively Lana Del Rey– one that existed before all the grayscale and immortal dejection.
The EP takes off with “Walk On By,” an expansive, doleful commentary on the heartache associated with offering undeserved love. Gushing mystery and sublimity, “Walk On By” comes to a close at five minutes and twelve seconds, making it the longest song on the project. Second in rank is “Sail,” the second most memorable track on the EP. Broad and uptempo, “Sail” breezes through your speakers with indomitable grace. As a more cheerful track, “Sail” does well to uproot the token of sadness that previous track, “Walk On By,” had begun to germinate in your chest. Next in order is “Fear Of Love,” a synth-layered piece constructed by multi-instrumentalist Matt Buszko. Incorporating Sky Barbarick‘s murky vox, the track nearly swallows you whole. Next up are “Light Rays” and “Mirrors In The Moonlight,” two very sweet, soft-spoken pieces, rife with acoustic melody and pure tenderness.
As a whole, Noosa is wonderful; each track bringing something entirely different feeling to the table. More notable, however, is Noosa’s believability. The package sounds authentic, candid and very much alive. The two NY-based artists that compose Noosa, have crafted something truly beautiful. Noosa is dreamscape at its finest.