Self-producing a record is quite the gamble for any artist, but in Glaspy’s case it has worked, retaining a grittiness – reminiscent of Patti Smith and early PJ Harvey – in the punk/grunge meets indie-rock blend that forms the backbone of Glaspy’s sound that might have been polished over otherwise. Opening an album with the titular track seems a little uncouth, however Emotions and Math acts to introduce the listener to both Glaspy’s musical style and her exaggerated, auto-biographically tinged, lyrics. Amongst contemplating – in a cold, calculating manner – reuniting with a partner while separated by touring, Glaspy’s incongruent growl, sitting at odds with the image of her on the cover, demonstrates that emotion will exert a strong influence over what’s to come.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 30th June 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.