Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

Ravyn Lenae

Crush (Atlantic)

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

With the help of producer Steve Lacy (the Internet), Chicagoan Ravyn Lenae ruminates on love in the digital age. Short and sweet at only 20 minutes, the EP's dubby, retro strum curls warmly around the singer's hushed vocals and transitions seamlessly between songs. "Why won't you love me now?" wonders opener "Sticky." Her confusion continues all the way to closer "4 Leaf Clover," where she intones, "I just don't want what we got to be over." People we love don't always reciprocate, but at least the heartache is universal. (1:15pm, Tito's stage)

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