At this point most people probably know who Bishop Briggs is. She has been a beast performing consistently for the past year and will continue to hit up some of the summer’s biggest festivals in 2017 including Coachella and Bottlerock Napa. I had the pleasure of seeing this high-energetic performer at Bumbershoot last September and I could not get “River” out of my head for months. I kept coming back to this track asking myself, “Who is this girl and how can we get a hold of more of her music?” Well, I finally was able to get my hands on her debut self-titled EP. I could probably sum up this review in one word: Wow! But what fun would that be?
You all know the song “River”. It is high energy, deeply emotional and Bishop Briggs holds absolutely nothing back when she unleashes her powerhouse vocals on the chorus. It takes serious talent to be able to pound out such clear, powerful note without wavering. It is also an amazing anthem that just keeps you engaged the entire time. There are no breaks during the track. You are invested from the beginning to end and it goes for the entire album.
The British singer-songwriter does not take a single song off on the 6-song EP. “Wild Horses” is dark, bass-driven tracks that conjures heart-pounding emotions. “Dark Side” and “Dead Man’s Arms” more down-tempo, dark pop singles that draw you in with her ability to show tenderness and anger in her emotive voice.
I am not sure that I have come across a better EP this year than Bishop Briggs. There are some contenders and it is only April, but we shall see what else the rest of the musical world can come up with. If you are in the area of where Bishop Briggs is playing, I highly recommend you catch her show. She is incredible.
You will be able to purchase the self-titled EP by Bishop Briggs on April 14, 2017 on most major retailer platforms including iTunes.