Saturday, 14 March 2015

Against The Current - Gravity EP Review

If you know me, you'll know that I'm currently in love with the band 'Against The Current'.
They are a 3 piece band from Poughkeepsie, New York. They consist of Chrissy Constanza on vocals, Daniel Gow on guitar and Will Ferri on drums.
They recently released an EP called Gravity, which consists of 6 songs.

The first is called 'Gravity'. The first 15 seconds reminds me of 'Something's Gotta Give by All Time Low' as it has the same guitar chords/notes/riffs. It starts off quite slow and mellow but then builds up to a strong vocal performance by Chrissy. It has a strong guitar and drum presence throughout and some more subtle melodies in between. A great opening song and one of my faves from them. They've also just released the music video for it and you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S34KpOAgyTg

The next is 'Talk'. I think this song is the most mature/grown up sounding song from the band. With catchy lyrics and a real headbanger, this song just makes you wanna dance! This song really shows you what Against The Current is really about.

The third song is 'Dreaming Alone'. One of the slower songs yet still as powerful. It features Taka from ONE OK ROCK, whose voice reminds me of Owl City. Lovely lyrics and the combination of a female and male vocal in this song really does it for me.

The fourth song is 'Paralyzed'. A song you can shout from the top of your lungs. Memorable lyrics and catchy tones.

The penultimate song 'Fireproof', is one for the drummers. A strong beat throughout which makes this tune a great track and one you can really rock out to!

The last song is 'Brighter', which is probably the softest sounding song on the EP. This is a song I would fall asleep to; reminding me of all the good things in life. Perhaps because of the lyrics... "And burn a little bit brighter now, there's something beautiful hiding in the shadows. So set the world on fire, let's burn a little bit brighter now". A really beautiful song and a perfect ending to a perfect EP.

I really love this EP and I can't wait to hear what else the band have in the pipeline!

You can buy the EP from their worldwide store here: http://against-the-current.myshopify.com/ or from iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gravity-ep/id963934553


:) xo