Grammar – “Summer Skin”

24 Oct


Over the course of history, language has evolved and changed. The way we use it, the words and sounds we use, how we construct it, abbreviate it, coloquialise it and create it, it has all changed significantly over just decades, let alone the centuries. As has the accepted way in which it is used even, though many online would argue otherwise, how grammar is used. It too has evolved with language over time. Which is a happy coincidence, because so too has Barrie Lindsay’s band, Grammar, evolved over time.*

Originally a 15-piece orchestral chamber pop band as part of her work for her music theory and composition thesis, it then lay dormant as she played keys in her brother’s band. That too changed and evolved and eventually became Grammar once more as Lindsay took on a more prominent role as songwriter and composer. Now they have an EP and on it is the divine “Summer Skin”.

It is, as the title would suggest, quite summery in feel. The key strokes and guitar strums float lightly in the soft haze of sunshine and Lindsay’s vocal is a soothing breeze, gentile and delightful. The rhythm plays outside in the warmth of it all, jumping and spinning around happily over the chorus as the melody lilts refreshingly. It’s perfect for an increasingly cold October as we long for the short-sleeved days of just a few weeks ago.

”Summer Skin” is taken from the ‘Grammar’ EP which is out now.

*Yes, that was probably our most tenuous and frankly pointless segue/introduction ever. Yes, in a weird way we are proud of ourselves.

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5 Responses to “Grammar – “Summer Skin””

  1. Name unknown November 12, 2014 at 21:30 #

    Very pretty 🙂

  2. Ryan August 4, 2015 at 05:10 #

    Where can I buy this CD?!?! I heard them on the local college station and can’t find where to purchase or listen to them anywhere.

    • Adam H August 4, 2015 at 12:44 #

      Sorry Ryan, looks like its been taken off the internet. Website is down, Bandcamp is empty, no links on iTunes or Amazon, tracks not on Soundcloud anymore.
      Looks like either the project is done or relaunching.

      • Isaac Garcia July 11, 2019 at 02:25 #

        if anyone knows where to find this song let me know in a reply!

      • Adam H July 11, 2019 at 12:41 #

        No luck in finding the song, but there is a new project called Barrie that might be of interest.
        Details over at Stereogum

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