(Photo Credit - Kelsey Hart)
Advance Review - Red Ribbon: Planet X (June 11, 2021)
Red Ribbon (Emma Danner) is back with her third studio release titled Planet X, that drops this Friday! Planet X is a bold, boundary-pushing release from the Los Angeles based songwriter that demands the listener's attention. Musically, each track is so creatively unique and diverse, they fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. The end result is an experimental indie fever dream that grabs you and won't let go.
On the creation of the album, Danner stated “We all inevitably face our own unique pain. No one is removed from that. I use my music to cope, and I make it as experiential as possible to remind myself that each performance or song is an opportunity to do something once without ever repeating it. So, I can understand my traumas in a similar way. Music turns my pain into a process. There is peace and healing to be found in the process”. This quote makes me even more excited than I already was to see these songs performed live.
Red Ribbon has made something truly gripping with Planet X. It's an album that is to be processed, not simply listened to. It's message urges listeners to find the meaning of life before its too late. It's heady, ethereal, and emotive all in one tight package. You don't want to miss Planet X, as Red Ribbon is headed places with this one.
Rating - 4.5/5