"This is my time, can't you tell?" Parks sings on "Nont For Sale." There's a newfound lilt to the half-rapped vocal, while the plucked violin arpeggio forms a halo around her voice. Fingersnaps and drum samples add texture, resulting in fuller and richer sound without losing any of Parks' homespun charm. "Mind Control" brings in delirious funk with drum machines and overheated synth chords. "Sink" doodles a laid-back synth melody over brittle drums, while "Beautiful Mistake" has the off-kilter thump of a classic Teebs track.
The most polished song on Sink is "Escape," which also feels like the clearest bridge between Parks' two records. All the old hallmarks are here: plucked strings, elegant violin sweeps and percussion that nods to hip-hop. But there's also a steady kick drum, lending her music a sense of urgency. Parks sounds relaxed and confident no matter what she does, but that apparent effortlessness is deceptive. The details and production flourishes grab you, even as you sink back into this EP like it's a beanbag chair.