Wonder opens the record with a synth beat which builds up as the seconds progress before abruptly stopping for a moment and then kicking back in with a fab rhythm section and riff.
As Ben’s vocals kick in, the track really gets going. The mid section’s instrumental echoes the beginning of the track and a singalong hook ensues.
Bliss is more djent-metal. It’s groovy and has a very catchy hook. Think Issues and you’ve got a good idea of what Bliss sounds like.
It’s a very good song and one of my favourites.
Echo is another of my favourites. It switches up with a very poppy vibe at the start, minimal instrumentation with boyband-esque vocals.
There’s also a great breakdown which adds edginess to the track. It’s very radio-friendly and if there was going to be a track from this EP to take Circles into mainstream radio play it would probably be this as it has everything.
Reckoning closes the EP with a stunning track that’s full of soaring vocals and cool instrumentation.
The Stories We Are Afraid Of Vol I is a fantastic EP and one Circles should be proud of.