by Teyquil Skelton
If you’re a fan like I’m a fan of the band Echosmith, then you know the world is on the verge of a better tomorrow as the new album is finally complete. And well, you are all in for a treat because the record is amazing. An indie bliss of endless feels and breezy melodic sounds that are bound to make you fall in and out trances as the album changes like the seasons. It opens up like a sunny spring day with the first single, “Lonely Generation,” and it continues to modulate in sound as the song, “Diamonds,” is introduced giving you that head nod groove that’s hard to resist. This goes on for the next few tracks but before the album takes to a different route. “Shut Up And Kiss Me,” which is the second single, pays a visit to the listeners enthralling you with its addictive bass and a catchy chorus that we can’t help but sing and get lost in.
Suddenly, a mood of slow pace turning to stillness emerges as the song, “Last Forever,” seeps into the speakers, changing the tempo. Everything submits to gravity as you start to think of that special someone or moments that you find to be special. The album possesses many emotions and it doesn’t apologize for what it feels and it shouldn’t. It speaks of human interaction and behaviors that occur in everyday life and it reminds us that we are imperfect, which to me, is the most beautiful message any band/musician can send to the world.
Heartache, falling in and out of love, sadness, happiness, taking chances and risking it all, are all things in relation to human interaction that you’ll find very present on this new record. You live and you learn from those experiences and within that journey, you make mistakes that cause those growing pains. From it, imperfection arises and it’s okay because it comes with the territory of simply living as a human being. Echosmith’s new LP touches on all these beautiful messes/topics as they share their own ups and downs with life through their music and soon enough, we the listeners discover that we’re not the only ones. Members of Echosmith consist of siblings Noah, Graham, and Sydney Sierota.
Since 2009, Echosmith has been carving their DNA in the music scene and it’s been a blast enjoying the band’s contribution musically for the past ten years. The sophomore album, Lonely Generation, drops January 10, 2020.
This record was worth the wait in my opinion and when it releases I’m pretty sure you’ll agree as well. Echosmith has made and is still making an impact on the music scene. With the release of their sophomore album, they will continue to make history. Echosmith is guaranteed to make you fall in love and if you’re into giving things a try, I’d say make your first attempt by checking them out pronto.
Ten years is a long time and this band deserves as well as earned your attention to give them a listen. It’ll be the best five minutes of your time or less and I guarantee if not all, some of what you hear of Echosmith will become a part of your daily activity. That’s not an opinion in any way but rather more of a certainty that you’ll walk away with something they’re providing that you can surely grow to groove to and kindly appreciate.