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Let’s Eat Grandma have produced an album risk and beautiful arrangements on 'I’m All Ears'

Along with some help – notably UK producer SOPHIE and The Horrors’ frontman Faris Badwan – the duo created an album that looks ahead while borrowing sounds from today.

Let’s Eat Grandma return with a beautifully arranged sophomore album. The pair take greater risks here, plummeting into post-industrial club music and prog-rock gems all under the gaze of neon lights. Along with some help – notably UK producer SOPHIE and The Horrors’ frontman Faris Badwan – the duo created an album that looks ahead while borrowing sounds from today.

Immediately, I’m All Ears grabs your attention. ‘Whitewater’, the album’s opening track, begins like an ‘80s horror movie. The grim synth leads and frightening horn blasts set the stage for war. Then the album throws you into ‘Hot Pink’, the SOPHIE-produced futuristic club banger. ‘Falling Into Me’ is another highlight, beaming the group into Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion-style dance pop.

‘Snakes & Ladders’ is a chilling track. ‘I’ll Be Waiting For You’ is a masterful love song that explodes into the chorus atop of pianos and new wave drums. There are two long-form tracks, ‘Cool & Collected’ and ‘Donnie Darko’ at nine and eleven minutes long respectively. The first of the two begins as a ‘90s-era grunge hit. Slowly, a piano takes over and guides the song into a sultry jam sesh. ‘Donnie Darko’, on the other hand, is a warm synth-pop dream that’d fit snugly inside Lorde’s Melodrama.

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