The debut EP from TBay’s alt-pop princess PINK IVY has arrived. The cyber-emo pop project encompasses a lot of the elements listeners have come to associate with a PINK IVY song from the assortment of singles leading up to this release—love gone awry, heartbreak, and power imbalances—but on Mourn Me, PINK IVY has enough sonic variety to set it apart from what we’ve heard and make the timing feel right for a longer project. A majority of the songs include her staple trap influence, but we see less of that this time around in her lyrics and delivery. The lead single, “Blurred,” is truly the highlight for me; with a beat that’s retro Nintendo meets trap, its anthemic chorus pulls you in, giving the project a real energy at the midplay point, and the inclusion of male vocals fills the sound out while also calling back to her debut single, “Wolves.” Mourn Me is a demonstration of growth, as listeners find PINK IVY lyrically reflecting on past regrets and finding power in her fragility. 

-Sidney Ulakovic