EP of the Week: TRACE – Like Hell

Monday, October 7, 2019
Photo by Elizabeth Miranda

Though we already featured TRACE's new EP Like Hell (P.S. read all about the influences behind it here), we thought it deserved another serving of love. Spanning six truly remarkable tracks, the release showcases her growth as a songwriter and artist. Over the course of the EP, the LA-based artist explores family, friendships, heartbreak and everything in-between. 

The EP opens with the musing sounds of 'All My Friends'. The track reflects on friendships, as well as the impact social media and life online might have on those relationships. It also captures feelings of loneliness and isolation with her words 'where did all my friends go?' leaving you with chills and a sea of thoughts. Next is 'Missing Me', which is a captivating slice of dark pop. Home to fierce words, TRACE comes through triumphant on the heartbreak anthem. 'Crushing' is a soaring number that talks about rejection and letting someone know that you're not into them. 

Towards the middle of the EP, we're met by 'When I Was Young'. The introspective track will give you goosebumps from the very moment that you press play. The EP moves into 'Make Me Laugh', which is another badass track that features sharp and scathing words. Like Hell concludes with the release's title track, which proves to be a magical ending to an exquisite release by TRACE. 

TRACE's special sophomore EP takes listeners through the inner workings of her mind, as well as what it’s like to navigate relationships and the many forms that these relationships take. 

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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