Merci – Subtle Fiction II

Merci are back with their alt-rock offering Subtle Fiction II.

Venice Beach kicks off the EP with a calming, mellow intro and is reminiscent of a classic slow pop jam. The instrumentation is nothing too complex but it doesn’t need it. It’s a simple song but it doesn’t need to be complicated.
Don’t Be Gentle follows the same route as the opener. It’s quite melodic and calm, with soft vocals.
Stallion picks up the pace slightly and sounds more like one of the classic 00s soft R&B tunes.
China Tiger jazzes things up with a more upbeat start, it provides some attitude which continues throughout as an underlay while the soft vocals continue.
The EP is very radio-friendly, which isn’t a bad thing. It’s quite relaxing overall and is good to have on in the background. I don’t find any real stand-out moments but I did enjoy each track.

Elizabeth Birt

March 16, 2022

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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