A Review of Naked Lake's New EP 'Dreaming Of'

by Walker Price

A Review of Naked Lake's New EP 'Dreaming Of'

Naked Lake’s debut EP, Dreaming Of, is incredibly aptly named. Its dreamy atmosphere settles onto the listener with the title track, which opens the ep with mellow chords and beautiful harmonies. The song longs for change, proclaiming “I don’t want to die the way that I live,” and ends on a more uplifting, positive note, “I don’t want to die/I want to live.”It transitions into Haunt Me, a track that begins with a pair of shoegaze bars before transitioning into a jangle pop-infused song with Naked Lake’s now-familiar harmonies and dreamy accompaniment. Sour Spit is a little angstier than its predecessors. The song is by no means out of place on the ep, retaining its crucial elements while proving that, even on the same release, Naked Lake refuses to stay within the margins. Darling, I Know, a fitting closer to Dreaming Of, begins as a slow, lovesick ballad, and rises into an upbeat and uplifting song that somehow manages to make the end of a mere 4-song ep sound like a grand occasion without feeling unearned. A fantastic release by Naked Lake, and I can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store for the future.

A Review of Naked Lake's New EP 'Dreaming Of'

by Walker Price

A Review of Naked Lake's New EP 'Dreaming Of'

Naked Lake’s debut EP, Dreaming Of, is incredibly aptly named. Its dreamy atmosphere settles onto the listener with the title track, which opens the ep with mellow chords and beautiful harmonies. The song longs for change, proclaiming “I don’t want to die the way that I live,” and ends on a more uplifting, positive note, “I don’t want to die/I want to live.”It transitions into Haunt Me, a track that begins with a pair of shoegaze bars before transitioning into a jangle pop-infused song with Naked Lake’s now-familiar harmonies and dreamy accompaniment. Sour Spit is a little angstier than its predecessors. The song is by no means out of place on the ep, retaining its crucial elements while proving that, even on the same release, Naked Lake refuses to stay within the margins. Darling, I Know, a fitting closer to Dreaming Of, begins as a slow, lovesick ballad, and rises into an upbeat and uplifting song that somehow manages to make the end of a mere 4-song ep sound like a grand occasion without feeling unearned. A fantastic release by Naked Lake, and I can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store for the future.