Try Harder

Aerial East - Try Harder
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It takes time to reveal its charms. It’s a slow moving galleon of a collection where East’s wistful, Kate Havnevik-style vocals glide over textures which take unlikely tangents.


Her eclectic second album draws from these disparate experiences, as sheincorporates an array ofstyles to score her bittersweet songs about the people she's met along the way.


Though often an album of departures, ‘Try Harder’ works to find new ground to walk upon.

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Aerial East is a talented songwriter with a signature voice, and Try Harder certainly includes its stellar moments. However, the project as a whole would have benefited from more melodic, tonal, and atmospheric variation.

Really gorgeous voice and production on this. The title track is such a standout and while the rest of the album doesn't measure up to it, it's still such an easy listen and a grower of an album in general.
Faves: Try Harder, I Love Dick, Angry Man
An impressive comeback by Aerial East. After 5 years, she's still able to entice her listeners with her songwriting and sweet vocals. I definitely was all ears throughout the album although it kinda went less exciting as it progressed. Let me tell you, track no. 5, which I relate to so much is my favorite.
O vocal doce de Aerial East é confortante mas o álbum em si é bem simples
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Never have I ever had an album that has hit me so hard, without any context I feel like this album would destroy me emotionally at the best of times but I found the preempted single and title track this album during a difficult part of my year last year. It is an album of True bliss and beauty which comes from a place of deep hurt and self exploration. Not only is this album strong in creating a soundscape but it express his great talent and draws influences from around the musical field. I ... read more
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Added on: December 31, 2020