Precious Little Life - "Calm Mind" single review

by Walker Price

Precious Little Life - "Calm Mind" single review

Almost a year after the release of their dynamic four track EP, 2020’s “Kurt Anthology Vol. 1,” one that marked a graceful genre shift from acoustic emo to a more plugged-in, produced sound, Precious Little Life returns with a new single, “Calm Mind.” The track opens with a sample of a big-band style song, and quickly transitions into desperate yells surrounded by Precious Little Life’s familiar twinkly, glitchy guitar and drums filtered through countless different effects. True to form, the track is incredibly clean, retaining Precious Little Life’s signature lo-fi sound without losing any of the song’s crucial elements in the grit. The bombastic opening quickly slips into a slower yet equally energetic body that proves that Precious Little Life is determined to keep you on your toes. This track feels like a natural progression from “Kurt,” with harsher vocals and gut-wrenching lines like “My dad is gone but he's not in heaven/He's just watching me from the ground.” The track, in tandem with an acoustic version of “Kirby Cola,” which opened “Kurt,” is teased as a prequel to “poyo!” an LP apparently slated for a late 2021 release. If “Calm Mind” is any indication, it’s not one you’ll want to miss.

Precious Little Life - "Calm Mind" single review

by Walker Price

Precious Little Life - "Calm Mind" single review

Almost a year after the release of their dynamic four track EP, 2020’s “Kurt Anthology Vol. 1,” one that marked a graceful genre shift from acoustic emo to a more plugged-in, produced sound, Precious Little Life returns with a new single, “Calm Mind.” The track opens with a sample of a big-band style song, and quickly transitions into desperate yells surrounded by Precious Little Life’s familiar twinkly, glitchy guitar and drums filtered through countless different effects. True to form, the track is incredibly clean, retaining Precious Little Life’s signature lo-fi sound without losing any of the song’s crucial elements in the grit. The bombastic opening quickly slips into a slower yet equally energetic body that proves that Precious Little Life is determined to keep you on your toes. This track feels like a natural progression from “Kurt,” with harsher vocals and gut-wrenching lines like “My dad is gone but he's not in heaven/He's just watching me from the ground.” The track, in tandem with an acoustic version of “Kirby Cola,” which opened “Kurt,” is teased as a prequel to “poyo!” an LP apparently slated for a late 2021 release. If “Calm Mind” is any indication, it’s not one you’ll want to miss.