Label: Saddle Creek
Released: 4th December 2020
Quarter-Life Crisis feels like one big reflection on love, life, and everything in between. With his debut EP, Ryan Hemsworth collaborates with a handful of brilliant and budding talents to create something that transports listeners to a dreamlike world filled with the most human of feelings.
It opens with the nostalgic ‘Waterfall’, which sounds like it was pulled straight from an early-2000s coming of age movie and perfectly sets the tone for what lies ahead. Every song pulls on a different heartstring, with the bittersweet voice of Frances Quinlan, the childhood sweetheart-like innocence of Claud’s lyrics and the serene melody of ‘Stars’, featuring Yohuna, combining to make something that feels very much of this moment, while embodying the universal feeling of yearning that will exist forever.
It’s a refreshing and unique EP, with the personality of each artist seeping through to create something personal and intimate for a vulnerable, accomplished journey.