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  • Summary: This is the second full-length studio release for the indie-pop project of Greta Kline.
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Fool
your name is a triangle your heart is a square id love to see you way over there once i was happy and found it intriguing then you got to me left me... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Apr 1, 2016
    85
    Many of the songs ("Embody," "On the Lips," "Too Dark" and "Sleep Song") on the album have appeared in acoustic permutations in past work, and they make the leap seamlessly. Each are marvelously well-wrought trains of thought, cramming existential questions into the banality of everyday moments and finding something beatific even in the plainest of things.
  2. 83
    In under 30 minutes, Next Thing proves that honesty can go a long way, and vulnerability, contrary to its temporariness, goes even longer.
  3. Apr 1, 2016
    80
    On an album that, from a musical perspective, seems incongruously loaded with self-doubt ("I'm 20, washed up already," "I don't know what I'm cut out for") the material is consistently hooky, endearing, elegant, and uncommonly candid.
  4. Apr 22, 2016
    80
    A matured yet playful execution, Kline takes the struggles of being a young woman in the modern world and transforms them into stripped-back offerings that--despite the scarcity of instrumentation and simple song structures--leave a strong impression.
  5. Apr 4, 2016
    70
    Next Thing shows that as the group continues to grow up, Kline's clear-eyed observation and youthful disaffection only feel more vital.
  6. 70
    Ironically it improves with age, so pop it on little and often--most tracks are around 90 seconds anyway--and let it grow on you.
  7. Apr 1, 2016
    60
    For all her DIY charms, Next Thing continues to give credence to the view that the home studio environment might not quite meet the requirements of a songwriter blessed with such precocious talent.

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