Are you ready for a new juicy pop-rock EP to sink your teeth into? Then look no further than Surrey newcomers Seasonal’s new EP ‘Bloom’. Seasonal consists of Vocalist Matt Truseler, guitarists Max O’Neill and Alex Coombes and drummer Alex Tickner.
First up is Certainty, the track opens with a light guitar riff which then leads into vocalist Matt’s sweet and gentle vocals. Throughout the track, the drums keep at a consistent beat which is pleasant to the ear and it slightly changes by the chorus. I enjoyed the nice blend of vocals and the backing vocals as they got well together.
Next up is ‘Headphones’. The start of this song is more lively than the other tracks in my opinion (good thing I promise!). Once the drums kick in, the tune changes. The chorus to this track is my favourite, “sharing headphones in the castle grounds all day, everyday”, this creates a very scenic picture in my head. Overall the guitar riffs are lively and seem energetic. The pace changes when they hit the verses as it slows down a little. The beats in the chorus and the lyrics are very catchy and I just think it’s a beautiful and a well written track.
These Games is the next track, this track starts in a different way that the others. I do like the melody with the drums and guitars during the song. The vocals are similar to the other track. And again the lyrics are very catchy. The lyrics are very clean and light. The last verse takes a negative turn in terms of the lyrics and the vocal style that Matt takes on. “you’re so convinced that you’re not guilty, yeah you push the truth back from your memories, I guess there’s nothing left for me to say..“.
The fourth track is ‘Ranger’, this track opens with a light guitar riffs which is then followed by the drums. Again the vocals are very clean and the style of Matt’s Vocals seems very different in this track. This track and the lyrics really hit my heart and my feelings. “you’re not alone” this track is full of a lot of emotion.
And finally ‘Homeward’ rounds up the EP. The opening of this track has a long instrumental where the guitar riffs and drums are the star. When the drums joined the guitar the pace was slowed down slightly. Even though the lyrics in the chorus has an unhappy meaning, I really do like the chorus.
As a whole, ‘Bloom’ has been a great EP to review. The songs were beautifully and well-written. My favourite track was definitely ‘Headphones’ as the chorus really stood out to me. This could possibly be one of my favourite EPs of 2017! I definitely recommend anyone and everyone giving this a spin.