Irish musician Qwerty Mick drops triumphant six-track debut EP If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now which weaves a hypnotic, escapist atmosphere led by lush soundscapes and his deep, charming vocals. The EP moves smoothly through lo-fi sonic into anthemic punk and jazzy chords, as the singer takes through a journey of simmering frustrations into soothing contentment.
Opening with dreamy, synth-touched stylings of “Eternal Optimist,” Mick packs the production with jangly instrumentals giving away to a bold, carefree voice as seen in tail-end offering “Slumlord,” as well.
From the delicate sensibilities of early stand-out “Graffiti Literature,” to the introspective vibes of intricate guitar-led number “Google Your Symptoms,” If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now unveils themes of political disillusionment into more intimate frustrations within yourself.
The production moves through crystal clear twang of guitars on “What A Kip,” into the glitchy, layered experimentation of “Home,” as he offers a carefully crafted world music that still manages to remain rooted in reality.
Led by his charming, warm vocals, the understated but clever body of work sees the multi-instrumentalist tap into his trademark bedroom-built DIY sound and contemplative vibes. An enigmatic artist who is surprisingly intimate within the vessel of music, Qwerty Mick’s atmospheric soundscapes manage to toe the line between being downtempo and thrilling with ease.