Daughter - ‘The Wild Youth’ EP + Pink Heart
Ingredients: 1/2 ounce creme de cacao, 1/2 ounce Chambord raspberry liqueur, heavy cream.
Mixing Instructions: Pour creme de cacao and Chambord into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Fill with cream or whole milk.
Notes: Singing about heartbreak is a tricky thing. Its emotional nature lends itself to being expressed in lyric form, but artists risk coming across as insincere or dramatic as the “we’ve-all-been-there” phenomenon moves the listener to either empathy or annoyance. The London-based trio led by Elena Tonra walks the line gracefully, doling out reverb-drenched laments that are gut-wrenching, but believable. ”And if you’re still breathing you’re the lucky ones // ‘cause most of us are heaving through corrupted lungs” is doled out sincerely in the EP’s standout track, “Youth”. Like fellow English songstress Laura Marling, Tonra’s music is propelled by a youthful lack of self-consciousness that chips away at even the most cynical heart. Best played on a cold winter’s night with a bedtime cocktail, this is an EP you shouldn’t let slip away.