Electropop band Consider Me Dead has just dropped their latest EP “Up In Lights” on iTunes.
The long-awaited EP from Consider Me Dead has finally been released. The EP is definitely a step-up from their self-titled September 2011 release. The band combats their previous dirty electronica sound with a cleaner, more crisp sound. RIght off the bat is “The Island,” featuring the band members’ signature sleepy vocals but bubbly beats. The faux claps introducing the song could easily be turned into real audience applause live with the club-ready song.
“This Ones For You” has a bigger sound than “The Island.” The band inserts mini-blasts of crazy dubstep paired with screamo, but in such small portions that it’s not overkill; rather it leaves you wanting more. The beats are harder, the vocals are louder, and the lyrics are harsher:
It’s good to know you’re still alone
And I’m doing just fine
It’s safe to say
You pushed away
You’re not even worth my time….
Unfortunately, the sick beats in “Breathe Me In” overshadows the vocals in the chorus. While the low whisper in the verses are smooth and enchanting, the attempt at a higher pitched voice falls flat. When the vocals begin to screech in the second half of chorus, only then does it become appealing due to its emotion. That said, it’s conceptually the best track on the album. Imagining it live makes up for the not-quite-falsetto vocals. “The Anthropologist” is a mix of electronica and hardcore (vocals). The synth beats are dance-y and the vocals are cool. The passion in the song is noticed in the high-energy chorus:
Looking back when I was younger
I didn’t care at all
And now I’m older, standing taller
And now I’m giving it my all
Up next is “Finding Our Own,” a slower, yet still poppy tune. It’s cute and the vocals are charming.
Let’s run, let’s go
We’ll find a place on our own…
Finally is the club-heaven track “Let Go.” The beats created are guaranteed to make you want to let go, plus the gang vocals give it a party vibe. It ends the album on a high note, rounding out the party soundtrack.
Consider Me Dead does a pretty ballin’ sophomore EP with “Up In Lights.” Their already-established fans will love the album, and newer fans (like moi) would find tracks they enjoy.