GRMLN’s brilliantly happy-go-lucky debut EP, ‘Explore’, is permeated throughout with the sound of white sand, clear sea and surf spray
GRMLN makes mainly dream-pop and chillwave (dream-pop meets synth-pop meets indie) owing to the vague, melodic lyrics and whispering harmonies. This kind of music is so saturated with talent, but GRMLN manages to keep his head above the still waters, with tunes that you want to listen to again and again, without drifting over the ambience.
Only 19 and surfing his way through college, GRMLN wrote this album between lectures and splashes in the ocean. His music is promising and, judging by his nostalgia-fuelled lyrics, there are more stories for him to tell. Recommended for those who are still pretending autumn hasn’t yet dropped itself onto our doorsteps.
Verdict: Roll the windows down on your sunny SoCal road-trip and turn the volume up