The Parisian indie-electro-pop trio open their Flings EP with an ode to summer, which come in the form of fifty-two second intro track, Verano. A childlike innocence is provided by the sounds of glockenspiel and shakers, with the lyrics; “hang on to summer, don’t let go” repeated alongside hoots and whistles. Instantly you are introduced to the world of We Were Evergreen.
Second track; Baby Blue, follows the same pattern musically but uses three part harmonies to talk of times gone by, introducing horns to complete the majorly varied musical arrangement that this five track EP boasts. The band shows further diversity on the song; Vintage Car which is heavily rhythm led, with an almost calypso beat perfectly underlining that ‘oh so dreamy’ harmony.
My favourite song from the EP is final track; Eighteen, which is led by a hushed female voice, sounding eerily like a Portishead imitation. The whole feel of the song is flipped on it’s head when high pitched harmonicas come in to add a sense of loneliness, shakers imitate rattlesnakes and a banjo finishes off the ‘wandering the desert at dusk’ atmosphere.