Sawyer Shine Bright in Buoyant and Bold New EP “Less Than More Than”
“An energizing and effervescent introduction, Sawyer’s EP, Less Than More Than, is a buoyant record glistening with guitar-driven indie pop prowess,” Atwood Magazine‘s Mitch Mosk wrote. “With a bright, enthusiastic pop sound similar to HAIM, COIN, The Aces, and Your Smith, Sawyer’s music is melodic, rich in harmony, and unapologetically smart… Like a massive puzzle piece full of different shapes and colors, the EP fits disparate motifs together under one slickly cohesive roof. Sometimes the pair bask in the fuzzy feelings of an intimate crush; at other moments, they’re on the front lines of gender inequality fights, asserting themselves in a blaze of hot pop glory.”
The Nashville-based synthpop duo debuted their new EP with the indie-savvy outlet this week, continuing a new sound and expression for the previously acoustically driven pair.
“There’s no hiding with this one,” the girls confessed. “Every risk we took is loud and clear. Lyrically and sonically, each song tells you exactly who it is and why it’s here.”
Composed of best friends Emma Harvey and Kel Taylor, Sawyer formed when the pair met while both attending Belmont University in 2015. Since then, the duo have racked up over 5 million streams on Spotify alone, earning the two an opening slot on Jon McLaughlin‘s 29-date Me and My Piano Tour this fall. Their self-described brand of “friend rock” aims to pair feel-good sounds with thought-provoking lyricism in an all-inclusive environment.