Say Yes are a Toronto-based rock trio, comprised of guitarist/vocalist Adam Michael, bassist Michael Zane, and drummer Jordan Hastings. They’re set to release their new album titled “Real Life Trash Mag” on the 28th of October via Dine Alone records.
The first track is ‘Once Forward, Twice Back’. I like the pace of this track. The vocals are very melodic and the chorus is pretty catchy. This track kicks things off as any album opener should: with a sampling of everything that follows. From its pounding lead riff to its soaring and sticky chorus and sing-along-ready “whoas”.
‘You’re Mine’, the next track opens with Adam singing the title of the track “you’re mine, you’re mine…way too long”. The drum beats at a consistent pace during the verses and I really like it. Adam has a really melodic, unique voice and this is obvious in the chorus. The guitar riffs and bassline are very good and they flow well together.
‘Storm’ comes next and the opening of the track is very different from the rest of the album as it slows down the pace before Jordan’s drums kick in. Followed by Adam’s crisp and lively vocals. I really like the lyrics “it’s just a cover for the storm…”. This track clearly showcases the album’s lyrical themes.
‘Make It For Me’, yet again the track opens with some impressive drum beats which has got me hooked onto the track with some occasional air-drumming to the song. Vocals are very tight and the high notes add a very nice touch to the track.
To close the EP is the track ‘Sea Of Trees’. Looking back on the other tracks, this definitely takes the sound in a new direction as it’s different from the other tracks. The guitar riffs and the drums and bass are highlighted with a very light, laid back melodic tune which is a perfect change and it is nice to see this track rounding the album up.
As a whole, this album has got a full bag of catchy lyrics with an unforgettable tune too that will have you singing it day in and day out. This album treads heavily in sarcasm and cynicism in between the lyrics. It seems that from the first track to the last track, the pace has been pulled back to create a nice light end to the album. My favourite track from the album has got to be ‘Make It For Me’, purely based on Adam’s vocals and the fact that this track gets me air-drumming almost immediately. This album flows naturally and it is very well written. Each track on the album has a different sound which makes you get hooked on to this superb album. Be sure to show the Canadian guys some love when this album is released, it sure is an album to check out and share around.