Katy J Pearson - Return
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #268 / 797
User Score
Based on 71 ratings
2020 Ratings: #282
Liked by 3 people
November 13, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Heavenly Recordings / Label
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After the disappointing listen to "rising indie-pop star" BENEE's debut album, this first full-length by Katy J Pearson is a refreshing reminder of what indie music was always designed to be – fresh, energetic, youthful, and, most important, alive. Return definitely has some flaws and inconsistencies, but they're strongly overweighted with this positive emotional burst this record gives to the listener. In fact, it kinda reminded me of Car Seat Headrest sometimes, actually. And ... read more
Return is the unusually-named debut album by Katy J Pearson, a wonderful little piece of the UK Indie scene, that seems to all-too-often be swept under the rug despite the wonderful melodies and textures that are explored.

Having said that, as with many other albums in the Indie scene, the record does fall into a few familiar trappings, that might as well just be labelled as cliches. Mostly in the tones used in the guitars and synths, sounds that can be found across literal hundreds of songs ... read more
you can add Ali Chant to the group of producers, including John Congleton and Jonathan Rado, that has the greatest effect on the current sound of high quality music. each of them has their strengths. Congleton is adept at smoothing out all the rough patches in an artist's repertoire. he is a "finisher" and the end product is always pristine. Rado adds energy and depth, but in a tasteful way that doesn't try to outshine the performer. Ali Chant is all about framing. the list of people ... read more
Started boring... finished boring, but the track 'Miracle' is fantastic.
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Track List

  1. Tonight
  2. Beautiful Soul
  3. Return
  4. Something Real
  5. Fix Me Up
  6. Hey You
  7. Miracle
  8. Take Back the Radio
  9. On the Road
  10. Waiting for the Day
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Added on: September 1, 2020