With her fifth EP, “Sugar For The Flies,” Audri steps into a new sonic dimension, marked by a distinct rock influence. Since her debut in 2020, Audri has been carving a niche for herself in the music scene, amassing over 1.7 million streams on Spotify. This EP is set to be her magnum opus, with a sound that’s grander and more expansive than ever before. The band, consisting of Audri on vocals and piano, Sawyer Thompson on guitar, Giovanni Recchi on drums, and Elliot Austin on bass and piano, deliver a performance that showcases their musical prowess. Notably, “Sensational” stands out with its orchestral arrangement, featuring a full orchestra crafted entirely with organic strings.
Recorded at Robert Lang Studios and Studio Litho, Audri takes the reins in writing and producing the tracks. The EP also sees a collaboration with accomplished musicians such as Phillip Peterson on cello and Victoria Parker on violin/viola. The production team, led by Chris Rahm as the studio and mixing engineer, along with Rachel Field as the mastering engineer, brings Audri’s vision to life.
The underlying theme of “Sugar For The Flies” revolves around duality and the idea that appearances can be deceiving. Audri’s songwriting has evolved toward a rock-oriented sound, a transformation fully embraced in this EP. Each track delves into various narratives, from a journalist entangled in a web of deception (“Sensational”) to a portrayal of generational trauma and the struggle to break free from its cycle (“Black Out”). “Girl In Blue” offers a candid response to a friend’s romantic missteps, while “Clarity” unravels the delicate dance of realizing unexpected feelings for a friend.
“Sugar For The Flies” is not just an EP; it’s a testament to Audri’s evolution as an artist and a testament to her ability to craft songs that resonate on a deeply human level. Through powerful storytelling and a rock-infused sound, Audri’s music transcends boundaries and leaves an indelible mark on the listener’s soul.