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604 Records’s Gwyn Love Drops Her Electropop Debut EP “At First Blush” | Modern Neon
She may be very fresh around the ears, but today’s artist tells an important story that many unfortunately don’t experience. On our latest dive into the indie world we have At First Blush, the debut EP from singer/songwriter Gwyn Love. Hailing from small-town Oklahoma, Gwyn Love began honing her talents early on with first picking up a cello at age 5. By age 11, Gwyn Love had already written her first song and was quickly on her way to discovering her own path down the music avenue. In the decade since, Love has tweaked her sound to become uniquely hers, a blend of pop-electronica that we wouldn’t expect to find in small-town Oklahoma.
“My EP ‘At First Blush’ tells the story of me moving away from my hometown and discovering life for what felt like the first time. I had no rules, complete freedom. This EP includes a heart wrenching yet empowering song I wrote at only 14 that I later revised to fit the current situation. That is the song I sent Jonathan Simkin, which sparked his interest in me and eventually led to me being signed to 604 Records. You’ll get to hear about some of the best nights of my life, me getting over a very toxic relationship, finding friends who became my family, and a really cool remix from my bro La+ch. Listening to these songs is like reliving my first two years away from home and I hope I portrayed my experiences and emotions well enough so people can relate and feel it too.” – Gwyn Love
Now experiencing a new life away from her roots, Love caught the eye of 604 Records and became their first US signing! With the support of her new partners, Love was able to compile At First Blush into an empowering EP about actually discovering your own life away from the familiar. The EP comprises of five songs in total, including her two previously released singles “Good Vibes” and “never have to see u again”. While we are suckers for those singles, our stand out track is easily “better than u”. We feel the track highlights Love’s skills in production and focuses a bit more on her unique blend of slow tempo and electropop. Overall, while Gwyn Love may still be fresh in the indie world, this is one hell of a first step.