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Holly Rees and the Breakfast Club’s devastatingly lovely ‘Text Me When You Get There’

WILL GORMAN

Holly Rees and the Breakfast Club, name a more iconic duo. I had the great pleasure of being at the show that Text Me When You Get There was taken from and now the immeasurably sadness of wishing I was there again now instead of listening to this EP. Alone. In my room. On a Friday night.

The first thought when listening to Text Me When You Get There is the uncanny chemistry between the band that had only been put together for this show. Despite the layers of instruments that feature upon tracks that were once recorded as just Holly, alone with a guitar, there is no loss of the almost voyeuristic intimacy of her music.

The emotional core of the recording comes late on in the form of ‘Felt Something’ where Rees goes it alone after a heckle of “you just made everyone cry” to which she warns that we’re all headed further down that rabbithole. The song is simple but it’s universal emotion cannot be understated and neither can the fact Holly had the crowd in the palm of her hand by this point in the evening.

You can’t help but feel more connected to Holly Rees and her music in listening to Text Me When You Get There. With full emotion out on display, Rees takes pleasure in sharing the rollercoaster with a room of willing friends and strangers. Essential listening for sure.

Listen to Text Me When You Get There right here and keep an eye out on Holly’s socials to see if you can catch her on the Canadian tour.

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