EERA - Reflection Of Youth (Big Dada Records) 2017
EERA, the moniker of the Norwegian-born Anna Lena Bruland, portrays with her debut album, Reflection Of Youth, “a tumultuous chapter in her life” – the moment where you’re trying to figure out what you’re supposed to do with your life. That portray though is far from being one-dimensional, which is especially perceptible through the album’s assorted sounds and its distinctive approaches. For the most part, the record sounds indeed like a sonic representation of a reflection with its slow, sometimes meditative, pace, and it’s in those very careful steps taken that EERA thrives. It’s with songs like “Beast” where the listener can fully appreciate the slow brushes on the canvas and the absolutely delicious and adventurous left turns… But it’s with “Christine” that the craftsmanship of EERA’s songwriting becomes undeniable.