Representing New York City, WYATT releases her newest EP Here Comes Everybody. Better known as singer/songwriter Maddy Wyatt, her style is generally described as indie folk pop, but her EP diverges into psychedelic effects and French lyrics, influenced by WYATTS’s own family line.
“Palacyum” opens the EP with a simple beat and a 90’s rock vibe. A slight echo effect and smooth lyrics debut WYATT’s flawless vocal range.
“L’ete,” which translates into “the summer,” follows with WYATT’s French incorporation. Her soft vocals and ethereal “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” embody the attitude and sensuality of France.
“Up & Up” lifts us from a hazy summer in France with a psychedelic rock beat and groovy sound effects, while “4 & 20” mellows things out with airy harmonization and more of WYATT’s French lyrics.
Closing the five track EP, “Walking Down 6th Ave in the Sun” continues with the softer sound and goes back to WYATT’s signature folk sound and Stevie Nicks-like lyrics, “We are the moon howlers.” According to WYATT’s website, the song came in a flood as she was walking through her Brooklyn neighborhood. The track ends the EP on an uplifting note.
Throughout the EP, I could not help but be entranced by WYATT’s liquid voice, which jumps from low to high in a switch. Even watching live performances, she sings as if she were reading a fairy tale.
WYATT takes us through snippets of her history and feelings with sounds that come from Wyatt’s background in cool Colorado, the fluidity of the French language and New York’s energy. All of this combined to make up a simple, but playful little EP.
Nikki grew up in an imitation German town in Georgia by the name of Helen. It wasn’t until middle school that she started to get interested in the arts: painting, music, and writing. She wrote in her diary, sketched in art class and listened to regretful music. By high school, her tastes became a little more refined. She found Fiona Apple, Lou Reed and Giant Drag, and they remain her favorites in college. She was accepted to the University of Georgia in 2012 and is currently majoring in English. Upon moving to Athens from a town with more trees than people, Nikki was a bit overwhelmed. However, there is certainly no lack of inspiration in Athens, and she appreciates its love for the arts and its service as a platform.