Emma Forman’s May release, The Good Times, exhibits a musical talent that draws influence from multiple genres to delve into themes of forgiveness, love, and regret.
Forman, who hails from Peterhead, takes the listener on a journey. The acoustic, relatively tranquil, eponymous track that opens the album is reflective, pensive, nostalgic. The mood intensifies throughout, replacing acoustic with electric guitar, the piano with heavier drum beats, and the lyrics begin to reflect more on personal change and overcoming hardship by rebuilding expectations. Dark and fuzzy, Pixies inspired, the swansong of ‘Ripple Effect’ rounds off the album with a lingering question: were the good times in the past, or are they yet to come?