April 4, 2016

EP: jasmin - it gets so tiring

Denmark's jasmin captures our hearts within the span of four mini-tunes.

Before each new moon I tend to get a little bit mopey.  In order to cheer myself up, I turn to chamomile tea, buy myself fresh flowers, and write down new moon affirmations in my journal. But when that doesn't quite cut it, I get comfy in bed and indulge in my mopeyness with cathartic tunes by Danish artist jasmin.

it gets so tiring, one of jasmin's latest self-released EPs, is a collection of four acoustic mini-tunes that only appear on bandcamp. Each song is barely over a minute and hinges on love's many complications and confusions. jasmin's songwriting style is simple but that is a big part of the reason why it feels so comforting. it gets tiring is kind of like listening to your best friend strumming their guitar while they curl up in bed with you on a rainy day. In the album's opening song "taking you back," jasmin addresses what it's like to love someone but not be able to be with them –"I am lonely but I can't be with you / the world is evil cause I love you too." Despite being acoustic, passionate and crooning yelps on this track make it upbeat enough to move to. The same goes for "it never lasts," a song that infuses folk and bedroom pop melodies to reflect on the fleeting nature of most romantic relationships. But maybe one of my favorites is "forgetting," one of the more tender-sounding songs on the album that will melt you straight into a puddle with all of the apologetic sentiments it echoes "I wish I could take us back to feelings things again / back to being just friends."


Listen to jasmin on bandcamp.

Written by Diana Cirullo