Estrons – You Say I'm Too Much, I Say You're Not Enough
While each track on Estrons' debut album stands well on its own, the songs sadly blend into one another and weigh us down over the running time
A year after their first EP, She’s Here Now, Estrons are ready to reveal their debut album You Say I'm Too Much, I Say You're Not Enough and we like it. Just, not all at once.
By their own merits, album opener Lilac is an intense rush of a song through the dark subject matter of sexual abuse; Body is a confident, emotional anthem that demands movement from the listener; and Make a Man features some heavy basslines alongside a more well-polished indie-rock sound.
The point we’re trying to make here is that each track stands well on its own and would no doubt kill it live as they're excellent pit songs, but together? Well that’s when the issues arise. From the first drum beat to the last there isn’t much diversity. Each track has a strong beat and pretty guitars that switch to harsh chords as singer Tali Källström’s powerful voice reaches maximum emotion. While Källström’s voice shows a wide range, sadly the songs all blend into one another and after the first three the repetition weighs our enjoyment down like lead shoes.
We’re conflicted – Estrons are by no means bad, they’re just unpalatable in large doses. The album is like a doner kebab; one every blue moon is enjoyable, one every night and you start to recognise the less savoury elements.
Listen to: Lilac, Make a Man, Body