So Damn True
Miss Mec’s latest EP, So Damn True, evokes multiple sounds and influences, from early 1950s swing and slow dance music to 1990s ska. Her music has a vintage sound, not limited to a specific era, that reminds the listener of different old-school environments that vary with each track. “Give Me Your Love” may bring to mind a time of baggy, colorful pants, dyed hair, and the snapping guitar plucks of bands such as Reel Big Fish and Sublime. The EP closer “Hush” invokes the old-timey ambiance of the 1950s and ’60s, with influences like The Drifters or The Moonglows; it’s the type of song for slow dancing with your date at the end of the ball. Miss Mec’s voice is rugged but pleasing, resembling Amy Winehouse’s, which fits well with the rock, jazz and R&B fusion on this EP.