After producing successful smaller EPs, HUNNY decided to shake up the musical game in 2019 and give their fans an even longer EP! There was a lot of hype as the days grew closure for the release of the record, so let’s dive in and see if the hype was worth it. As one makes their way through the album, it is heard that HUNNY drives on the notion of simplicity instrumentally and sometimes vocally; however, as they do that, they are able to mess around with different chord progressions, instrumental techniques, and just different vibes in general. As they toy around with these different techniques throughout the album, it can be said that the band creates the most “summer-y” record to date, but in the same breath, it isn’t just a “summer-y” record. The band creates musical moments that will make audience members dance, sing, laugh, maybe tear a bit, but ultimately just have a fantastic moment with music, and that should be the goal of all musicians- point. blank. period. Overall, I am giving this EP a 4.5 out of 5 stars. I am giving this album such a score because it is innovative, interesting, and the record just puts you in a good mood as you listen to it.
“Lula, I’m Not Mad” and “Everything Means Everything Meant Everything”
Even though that this album gives the people bops on top of bops, there has to be a few that rank among the top, and these are the selections that made the cut. As one makes their way throughout the album, it is heard that HUNNY dances with simplicity to give listeners tunes that are enjoyable to listen to while creating a sunshine, lively vibe. These two tracks drive that aesthetically fully, but they also give the audience members a tad more zing, which gives HUNNY more musical room to toy with, and that’s how they created two tracks that expand the musical genres in which they thrive in. I know that description is kind of abstract, but I guess you’ll just have to listen for yourself to get the full body experience.
At first glance, the artwork for this album brings audience members in, for the image scatters the title of the record throughout the picture in a font that looks as if it was colored with a crayon. This abstract font is also utilized for the name of the artist, paired with a small image to the side of the picture that looks similar to an abstract interpretation to a pastoral moment in time. Keeping that in mind, it can be said that the overall vibe of this image screams the party scene of music as well as very vintage-mod feel. As one makes their way through the record, it is apparent that that is the musical style that HUNNY drives throughout every track while still holding the essence of the pop and alternative musical genres. Other than the idea of aesthetic holding the two together, the artwork doesn’t enhance the musical content of the album directly, but I don’t think it really needs to. The music on this album is strong, as I talked about above, and the fact that the artwork is aesthetically pleasing will drive the likability for the band to the next level on its own, so overall the two mesh well together.
*”Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.” was released on July 19th, 2019 through Epitaph Records.