The album kicks off with “Forgive Me,” which is a song that’s more on the soft-rock side. I just need to start by saying that the vocalist, Adam Ross, has an amazing, captivating voice with an edge to it. You can really hear the emotion in his voice when he sings. It actually suits their music extremely well, especially for this song. My favorite lyric is the opening one, “Life is like the bottom of a bottle, an empty piece of you, so hollow.” I can tell by the way it’s written that the song has meaning and depth to it.
Up next is “Fire,” which starts off sounding kind of like it’s an acoustic, unplugged song. Then it kicks in with a catchy, more upbeat tune. I mostly love the drum beats in this song. The lyrics “I can’t stay young forever, I had to grow up one of these days. So I set my life on fire so I don’t make anymore mistakes” are the words that stick out the most in this song because, let’s face it, we’ve all been in that place at one point or another, we’ve all felt that way. These guys are just telling it like it is. That’s why I think a lot of people will be able to relate to their music and should give this song a chance.
The third track, “Colours,” is a more heartfelt, emotional song, and that’s what sets it apart from the rest of the album. What I love most about this song is the fact that they incorporated a piano into the music, making it more melodic and softer. Despite the fact that it’s a short song, this is where their talent shines, because it shows that they’re capable of more than just guitars and drums. In my opinion, this is the gem of the album.
Those are the three songs I enjoyed the most, but “Epilogue” is worth listening to in its entirety so be sure to listen to their other tracks “Starting Line,” “Stay Away,” and “Afraid of the Dark.” If you enjoy rock music of any sort, you won’t be disappointed; I know I wasn’t.
Written by Shannon Fong
*edited by Kate Erickson