EP stream premiere: Not Enough - Rachel Angel
Not Enough was written during long train rides in which Rachel Angel had a lot to think about. And if you've ever spent any considerable amount of time isolated in travel, with only your thoughts as your guide, then you'll understand the weight of this EP. Angel carefully straddles a line between worn out and warm folk with the expected sounds of indie rock, creating something wholly her own, striking your heart in all of its most tender places.
Whether bouncing along in a track of jaunty confessions regarding the desperation of wanting more from life ("Stick In The Mud") or slowing things down for a moment of contemplation, and losing yourself to a feeling of longing ("Not Enough"), Angel's EP is one of continual confessions and exploration into self. It's a tangled, twisted affair of folk; Angel's voice a commandeering presence, leading you further into the innermost parts of her heart. Whether sweetly whispering of memories on "In Low" or reaching a near breaking point on "Not Enough," Angel creates these impassioned moments that so purely resonate with every part of you. The EP is a peek beneath the surface of what someone is going through; an open book into Angel's struggles, and it's completely beautiful.