4 Songs, 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Chord Overstreet’s whiskey-weathered burr is well suited to Americana’s breakup laments and barroom tales, as this taut EP shows. Opening with the dreamy “Tortured Soul,” Tree House Tapes is intimate and searching, its stripped-down arrangements adding bite to the pleading “Wreck Me” and the acerbic “Screw Paris.” “Take Me Home,” the EP’s closer, begins as a stark acoustic ballad then opens up, a ragged choir providing redemption and release for the last-call regret circling its verses.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Chord Overstreet’s whiskey-weathered burr is well suited to Americana’s breakup laments and barroom tales, as this taut EP shows. Opening with the dreamy “Tortured Soul,” Tree House Tapes is intimate and searching, its stripped-down arrangements adding bite to the pleading “Wreck Me” and the acerbic “Screw Paris.” “Take Me Home,” the EP’s closer, begins as a stark acoustic ballad then opens up, a ragged choir providing redemption and release for the last-call regret circling its verses.

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