Album Review: Everything to Everyone by Reneé Rapp
Everything to Everyone
Label: Interscope Records
I will admit, it’s been a while since an album has had me so absorbed. I was sat and unmoved for at least an hour for Reneé Rapp’s new 20-minute EP Everything to Everyone. There’s something so magical about an artist’s first album and seeing them discover their voice and share their thoughts for the first time. Everything to Everyone is beauty and heartbreak all wrapped in one and solidifies Rapp’s spot as a triple threat.
Starting with “Everything To Everyone” Rapp describes her tumultuous relationship with trying to be there for everyone, even if it’s at her own expense. Moving to “In the Kitchen,” she talks about a breakup with possibly the most impressive emotional ballad I’ve heard all year, second only to another song on her album “Don’t Tell My Mom,” which explores her relationship with her mother as she deals with mental health troubles.
There’s a shift in the songs “Colorado” and “Too Well” which still manage to pull on the heartstrings, but also explore the fun upbeat side of Rapp’s music. “What Can I Do” might be a personal favourite but it explores being queer so well that it’s hard not to fall in love.
All in all, Rapp has done something so beautifully heartbreaking that was somehow mastered on her first try. I can’t wait to see the growth in her music, her whole career actually. It’s safe to say we can expect great things from Reneé Rapp for a long time.
— Abbie Riglin