Priscilla Block has had a whirlwind year. After losing her job and apartment and struggling to gig during the pandemic, the songs she shared via TikTok propelled her career. It helped her to build a fanbase, a loyal fanbase that would assist Block in raising the funds to independently record her music. Now she has released her major label, self-titled, debut EP. Block impresses in the six song collection with her own blend of country pop and southern rock, accompanying her honest lyrics. A real stand-out is the opening track Wish You Were The Whiskey, which introduces us to both Block’s clever lyric writing and her southern rock sound. The production throughout the EP, though laced with faint, arpeggiated banjos, focuses on those big electric guitar sounds. Block’s catchy melodies and internal rhyme help it to stay within the country-pop realm and this is demonstrated within the chorus of Just About Over You. We do see a softer, more vulnerable side to Block’s songwriting and vocals in songs such as Sad Girls Do Sad Things and Bad Part Of Good and though they are strong it’s the ear worms that litter the slightly more up-beat songs that will make Priscilla Block stick in your mind!
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