“Unravel” is filled with a late 90’s “Goo Goo Dolls”-like romanticism, pairing acoustic guitar strums against soft approachable melodies. “Unravel” is slow, but doesn’t drag. The chorus accelerates the pacing, and the verses retract that energy. Make sure you keep an eye out for the release of this Seattle Band’s self-titled EP in May 2015 on Rocket Heart Records.
Too often, pop artists will show glimpses of restraint, but are then forced to show the song’s metaphorical “full hand” in the first chorus to make it “radio-ready.” Oh Wonder holds back in “Livewire,” letting the listener get what they think is a full chorus the first time, and on the second time around, the group reveals its full sound and potential. This London duo is a step away from breakthrough, and it is only a matter of time until others begin copying Oh Wonder’s sound. My only frustratingly minute nitpick with the song is that the chorus sounds eerily similar to Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” See if you can find the section that sounds exactly like: “Let you put your hands on me in my skin-tight jeans, Be your teenage dream tonight.”
It’s always great to have a visual aid to sound, especially one with as universal a message as this. The recognizable and outspoken Maise Williams (Game of Thrones) is a perfect fit. Concerning the band, Seafret is a British duo, formed by Jack Sedman (vocals) and Harry Draper (guitar), and hopefully this is their chance to break it stateside.
Flirtatious and dangerous. Off the new EP, here is Sophie-Rose Harper’s bewitching pop track that tells the story of a woman with drug-like powers, “Heroine.”
To show you a little more of her range: