UK-Based Songwriter QUARRY Asks IS THIS WHAT YOU CALL LOVE?’

“With this mixtape, I'm holding out real pieces of my heart and hoping people see themselves in it. I'm not the only one that feels these things, and I want the ones that get it to know that as well! I want them to feel understood."
4 July 2021

His new Mixtape Explores All Corners of Leftfield Pop

By Vee D

Already championed by the likes of Jack Saunders on radio 1 as his ‘Next Wave’ artist, UK-Based songwriter Quarry has been creating an undeniable hype around his incredible new EP Is That What You Call Love?. An effervescent and powerful mixtape, A project that ebbs and flows between the extreme and the everyday feelings of the human experience. 

Quarry’s talent lies in conveying complex issues through the medium of leftfield, intricate alt-pop. The EP touches on elements of disco, funk, and even bluesy moments, it’s a journey through different genres and new approaches to creating music. The project starts with an infectious bop in Wake Me Up, before the leftfield and minimal production on Angels and Kings. There’s more upbeat energy on ‘Time’s Up’ and the unforgettable lead single Puppy Tears before Quarry showcases a bluesy, soulful persona on Times Up. The EP finishes with the emotively charged Danced My Way Back and the somber, acoustic version of Wake Me Up

Speaking on the mixtape, Quarry states: “With this mixtape, I’m holding out real pieces of my heart and hoping people see themselves in it. I’m not the only one that feels these things, and I want the ones that get it to know that as well! I want them to feel understood.

Like all my favorite songs I can still feel it in my stomach when I listen back. It still hits me the same way as when I wrote it, and it makes me want to reach out and lay my heart on the table. To me, all these songs feel like looking you dead in the eye as I expose my unprotected heart to a dangerous world. “

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