It's rare to find an artist that isn't exactly breaking any ground in a genre but is unnaturally difficult to describe. Riley Pinkerton is a singer-songwriter playing mostly acoustic folk. Her voice is what really transcends the folk genre. While having an absolutely stunning voice, she has this slightly disturbing element that just draws the listener in. With very sparse instrumentation on her Do You Have a Car EP, her voice remains front and center. "Frankenstein" starts out with a rambling, more finger picking style of guitar. As the song progresses, the guitar starts to fall out and become less and less of a part of the song, until it swings back in, only to slowly pull back again. "We're All Wild" is the most traditionally mainstream song, while the EP's closer, "The Queen's Brigade," has a progression that's closer to metal than folk. Do You Have a Car EP is a stunning debut release from an artist we can't wait to her more from.
Riley Pinkerton's Do You Have a Car EP is available now via Bandcamp. For more information, please head over to her website. You won't regret it.