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.