Needle Drop:
Best Girl Athlete,
Best Girl Athlete

Following 2015’s debut, Carve Every Word, Best Girl Athlete—aka Katie Buchan—has released her brand new album. A musically rich, eclectic collection of tracks, the eponymous new release perfectly showcases Buchan’s skill as an innovative writer of songs. With each standing alone as a single entity, every track tells its own relatable story with a stirring emotive depth.

Opening with the twinkling melodies and warm vocals of “Baby Come Home,” we’re introduced to the album’s wide range of influences early on as the fast-paced rap of Jack Hughes is suddenly juxtaposed with Buchan’s lilting charm.

From the folk-inspired melodies, emotion-strewn vocals, and luscious harmonies within tracks “Different Face” and album closer “Sometimes,” to the electronic hooks and glitchy beats of anti-establishment anthem “In The Morning,” Best Girl Athlete succeeds in amalgamating genres to create something for everyone.

As sweeping strings and soulful vocals create the captivating, cinematic soundscape of “Cigarette Dreams” and rich piano melodies ooze an alluring, majestic grandeur in “Silver City,” Buchan surprises us once again with the whirring hooks and uptempo horns of “In Your Head.” Swapping Mark Ronson-esque moments to those of Lana Del Rey at the drop of a hat, it’s a truly impressive collection, and it’s hard to deny that Best Girl Athlete has created something rather magnificent and entirely original with this self-titled sophomore offering.

Best Girl Athlete is in stores now via Fitlike Records—on vinyl.

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