I came across Laura Mustard a few months ago and immediately fell in love with her uplifting sound. Yes, not all the lyrical content from her tunes are joyful, but the way she intertwines lyrical poignancy with sonic buoyancy is adorable. Based in Nashville, Mustard jumped into the music industry at a very young age. At six years old, she began playing the piano leading up to her open mic nights as a teenager. She released her debut EP Ramble On in 2016 and since then has created a collection of songs in Treehouse. In this review, we will focus on her single ‘Spin’.
While Mustard’s music can be defined as a form of folk-pop, Nashville has “rubbed off” on her and left a little country filtering into her songs. Leaning more toward Anne Murray than The Carpenters, ‘Spin’ has a more “banjo and fiddles” feel than her previous releases. Potentially attributed to the collaboration with Nashville singer-songwriter Mary Kutter, ‘Spin’ is upbeat and toe-tapping with a fiddle at her side. However, regardless of the musical style, Mustard maintains a simplistic approach with her endearing vocals enhancing her innocence and loveable personality. ‘Spin’ is just another Laura Mustard tale for us to thoroughly enjoy.
“I like that this song is out of my comfort zone and is more country in genre. It works here and I love the variety it brings to the Treehouse EP.” – Laura Mustard on ‘Spin’