Solid review. I think you nailed most of it - I agree that even though I think pretty much everything Mae is doing this year is top notch, I did enjoy (m)orning more overall right from the get-go, while this one is taking a bit to grow on me. Not that it's a bad thing - growers usually end up being favorites of mine after all is said and done. Fight Song could definitely do without the middle part, and overall the songs could be a bit more concise. I'm not sure what the point of the seven-minute marathons is - Mae's strength definitely lies in engaging 3-4 minute pop songs and I hope (e)vening has more of those. "I Just Needed You To Know" that will be on that (e)vening ep is definitely one of those type of songs and one of the best tracks I think they've released this year.
I havent heard "I Just Needed You To Know", i must have missed that month. I definitely agree this one's a grower
And thank you to the editor who corrected everything on here, it was my first review ive done on this site haha