I’m pushing myself to write more. I feel like, because of this, my intros are becoming shorter and even getting to the point of being non-existent. This post is one of those where my intro is relatively non-existent but these reviews are not about my personal life, they are about the music. So, without further ado, let’s jump into Loser Company’s ‘Blueberry Skies’ EP.
The title track kicks this one of with a very spacey and comforting sound. The vocals have an almost grunge element to them but the instrumentation keeps this opening track from turning too hard. I love the way that, although the vocals have an edge, they slide from word to word as if matching what’s going on behind them. This opening track is dynamic and gives you everything from an epic guitar part to a retro vibe that I have a feeling will be a main theme throughout this quick five-song EP.
There’s an undeniable energy to “9th Life”. Although it keeps with all of the elements laid out on “Blueberry Skies”, it bumps up the tempo a bit to the point where I found myself wanting to get out of my chair and start dancing. It’s infectious and fun but there’s undeniable emotion in the vocals. Again, they slide from word to word while still being raspy and very Kurt Cobrain grunge-ish. I love how the vocal styling and instrumentation don’t quite match giving this track a sound that can only be described as that of Loser Company.
“Nightcrawler” really takes that emotion felt in “9th Life” and catapults it to the next level. It’s almost a somber track that builds for the first minute until hitting the core of the song. Even at this core, there’s something painful about the vocals and instrumentation. It’s a simple feeling song with complicated and heavy words. I was lost in this track and, before I knew it, it was being pushed out of my speakers by “Silence Pierces Eyelids” which was an instant favorite for me. It has the same almost somber mood as “Nightcrawler” but brings a bit more strength to the table. The number of feelings you get when listening to this track just can’t be put into words. I was absolutely captivated by the strings that can be heard through this track and it made me wish this was an element heard through the other tracks.
This quick EP closes out with “Confidence”. The title had me thinking I was going to get this blast in the face of sound but, instead, I got something so beautiful drenched in power while still having the same mood of the previous two tracks. Even when the chorus kicks in about half-a-minute in, it’s slow and steady. The album ends with the repeated phrase “Let’s go on three”. This can be taken so many ways but, no matter how you take it, it’s a beautiful and mysterious ending to a great EP that left me wanting so much more from this band.
My Favorite Track(s): “Silence Pierces Eyelids”
For Fans Of: Grungey Vocals; Steady Beats
Dance-ability: 5 out of 10
What My Cats Thought Of It: Both cats slept upstairs
How Badly I Want To See This Performed Live: 7 out of 10
My Overall Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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