Mallrat’s sound in this EP is dreamy, mixing harmonious melodies with serene vocals, the perfect contemporary lullaby music. The Brisbane bred nineteen-year-old has proven her notable worth as a mature lyricist, using meaningful words to electrify the mood of her unique tone, drawing listeners in when they’ve had a dreadfully gloomy day.
The EP features her popular track Better which scored place number 46 on triple j’s 2017 Hottest 100. Having recently toured The States, Mallrat is certainly making her mark on the international music scene. Inspired by the likes of Allday, Drake and Kanye West, In The Sky is hip-hop infused, with a pleasant, dainty female finesse.
Coming off the back of her last EP, Uninvited, Mallrat’s music production is notably more refined, a credit to her fast track to musical adulthood. The leader of the EP, Groceries, a companion track to Better, showcases the simple beauty of the acoustic guitar blended with handclaps, overriding the cliché associations attached to “happy music.” A life goal was achieved for Grace upon completion of this record, as she recorded track UFO with long-time idol and friend, Allday. With a national tour on the horizon and sold out shows, it’s most definitely worth giving this EP a listen even if you’re not familiar with her music.
Reviewed by Hannah Kenny