Singer Kelsey Byrne—best known as VÉRITÉ—started a strong-suited musical affair when she made her debut with the scorching breakup anthem “Strange Enough” whose scathing chorus could burn any bad relationship with a vengeance. That musical love was sealed with the subsequent release of her Echo EP that reverberated with undeniable earworms like "Weekend" and "Heartbeat."
Picking up where Echo left off, VÉRITÉ's sophomore Sentiment EP arrives like a mindful dose of pop taking cues from her moniker emphasizing candid realism. Explaining to us that she found the inspiration for the EP in her mind, she continues "There's definitely a few brief themes that run through it: mainly, nostalgia, apathy and the exploration of how to connect." While previously released tracks "Wasteland" and "Colors" strikes hot with pulsating percussion and a headrushing choruses, the EP's two new tracks offer a softer side. "Rearrange" cuts and burns with straightforward clarity, detailing our vulnerability in letting someone else rearrange your mind. Then the title track slides in on cool waves of synth-laden heartbreak, airing out pains of the past through singeing croons and whisked electronics with all her sentiment hanging high in the balance. It's this track she tells us that's is her personal favorite on the EP. "There are moments in that track that translate exactly how I intended and that I've never questioned. I love when the pieces of a song come together like that."
Listen to VÉRITÉ's stunning Sentiment EP below, on Spotify or iTunes and catch her live at one of her upcoming shows including her festival debuts at Firefly Fest this weekend and Lollapalooza later this summer (dates here).