By: Amanda Hather
EP – Munroe
Download Link – https://itunes.apple.com/album/munroe/id994348760?v0=9989&ign-mpt=uo%3D1
Release Date – May 12th, 2015
Label – Hidden Pony Records
Kathleen Munroe is an actress and musician from Hamilton, Ontario. Under Hidden Pony Records, she has just released her debut solo EP, ‘Munroe’. The seven track release showcases her many instrumental abilities and her hauntingly beautiful voice perfectly. “Bloodlet” and “Summer” were released before the EP as singles.
If you had previously heard the singles that were released before the EP, you would have a good indication of how the rest of the EP sounds. Some of her vocals echo creating this almost ethereal feel to the songs, particularly in “Mercy” and “Sycamores”. “Bonnie” is a bit more upbeat compared to the rest of the EP and is probably my favourite song off of the album. The album closer, “Nothing is Funny” perfectly blends her singing with piano giving the song an overall relaxing and soothing feel to it and will have you swaying along to the beat in no time.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this EP. The vocals and backing instruments were played absolutely beautifully and entice the listener to play the songs over and over again, letting it wash over them as they take in the stories that the lyrics weave. ‘Munroe’ would be the perfect addition to that playlist you have for calm, cool summer nights. If you like music with a bit of slower pace to it you will fall in love with this release.
Connect with Kathleen Munroe:
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.