Listen carefully, however, and you'll notice her sphere has widened; "Dckhdbtch"'s atmospherics are pried open, and the iridescent riffs are given full room to shine: strings actually sounding like strings, et al. It's this new sense of atmosphere that saves the EP, as its other two tracks find much inspiration in their free-range settings. Again utilizing familiar sounds, "Ingredients" is far more lifelike and realistic than we're used to from Ikonika, slapback drums and off-key piano resounding in a fantastically large echo chamber as those familiar melodies waft in, now soaked in luxurious echo rather than vacuum-sealed dry.
It's the EP's brave step into unfamiliar territory that proves its most promising; "Shouldn't Be Here" recycles the riff of "Dckhdbtch" and buries it alive, throwing ominous strings and haunting vocals on top of the dirt heap in almost mocking fashion. It's a darkness not usually explored in Ikonika's permanent-daylight (or at least neon-lit) world. Its most affecting dimension might not even be readily apparent: human vocal sounds in an Ikonika track are not a common occurrence, though judging from the results, maybe it's something she should try more often.