'NO MORE SAD' / NIGHTBREAKERS: EP REVIEW

'NO MORE SAD' / NIGHTBREAKERS: EP REVIEW

BY BRE CURA

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NIGHTBREAKERS is back and better than ever with their new EP, No More Sad. With almost 40,000 streams already on Spotify, the first track on the EP, “Bloodshot Blue Eyes”, is a spirited summer anthem that tells a young love story. The challenges of figuring out the complications of love are portrayed in an upbeat and hopeful way, allowing this song to be universally understood. The second song, and the title track of the EP, “No More Sad” opens in a way that may lead the listener to expect a softer, more acoustic based piece. One of the highlights of this track is the vulnerable and thought provoking lyricism, both pensive and abstract. The song begins to pick up pace about twenty seconds in, and is soon followed by an alluring electronic beat that echoes throughout each chorus. Flowing perfectly into track three, “RIP” makes use of similar electronic sounds heard in “No More Sad”. Full of energy, this song is a little more edgier than the previous tracks, and brings a new spirit to the EP. “Disappearing”, the fourth track appearing on No More Sad, holds one of the catchiest melodies on the EP. Once again proving their skill in terms of songwriting, the lyrics and beat of this tune pair perfectly to create an overall vibrancy of sound. The final track on the EP is titled “Nashville”, and pulls themes both in concept and impression from the opening song “Bloodshot Blue Eyes”. This track perfectly arcs about two thirds of the way into the song, when the sound shifts from a quieter reflection to a powerfully booming instrumental section. NIGHTBREAKERS has put together a masterfully orchestrated EP. Balancing mellow and high energy songs is not an easy feat, and the band has gone even further by combining those styes into a sound all their own.