Release: September 7, 2018
Montreal-based singer-songwriter Vikki Gilmore has released her new EP, Someone, following her 2016 debut, Where You’re From. The young songstress has been working on her musical abilities since high school and has managed to score slots at both the POP Montreal and the Mural Festival.
Known for her meaningful narratives, Someone is a concise collection of maturely written stories; each touched with Gilmore’s hauntingly beautiful vocals. Her lyrics read like poetry put to music – whether she is singing about love, heartbreak, or perfectly human moments, she is not afraid of her vulnerability. Rather, she uses it to craft meaningful moments for her listeners. Highlights include the folk-darling and title track “Someone” for its whimsical melody and poignant lyrics, the sombre Ed Sheeran-esque “Forgiveness”, and the soulful, brooding on “Mountains” which feels like a kind of homage to the sounds of Florence & The Machine.
Someone is a fantastic EP in all aspects from the songs themselves to the overall production. With only five songs, Gilmore’s songwriting and musicianship will leave you anxious for more.
Rebecca here- a Niagara native now living and breathing music in Toronto. As a Ryerson journalism graduate and a self-proclaimed music junkie, I’ve been fortunate enough to write for brands like Andpop and Really Records, and now Canadian Beats. My tastes in music are all over the map- Stevie Wonder to Fall Out Boy; Miranda Lambert to One Direction – which is why I spend almost as much money on concerts as I do on rent. But I have no regrets. If you like my ramblings you can also find me on Twitter (RMattina5) & Instagram (rmattina93).