Shining Bright is a single lifted from the patchy, but on the whole good self-titled Gramercy Arms album, expanded to an EP with a remix and some non-album tracks. Shining Bright is a good example of the songs to be found on said album. It’s a nice piece of relaxed West Coast pop, all shimmery and reminiscent of long summer days. Walking Around is more laid back, it saunters around the place, sounding like one of Lawrence from Denim’s more reflectful moments while Fell Apart 10 is a beautiful languid country duet. Things fall away after that, the Shining Bright remix doesn’t alter the original much and the closing instrumental Laramie is fairly nondescript.
Shining Bright is released on 1st December on Reveal Records
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