Marked with several firsts, the five-track EP broaches a wider sound spectrum, most evident in dance- and funk-infused lead single “Broken Glass” and “Wake Up.” The rest departs from the near-melancholia and sprawling guitar-drivenness of Whatever That Was, favoring resigned, but optimistic adaptation: both to circumstance and the natural order of things.
“We aren’t the young guns that we used to be in college and our early 20s. Life is moving faster than we have ever seen and I guess this is a collective reflection of all of us. We continuously grow up together and this EP just shows that. It’s nice to note that as we do get older, we are even more prone to trying out new things,” reflects vocalist Roberto Seña.
On making music during a largely silent, grief-stricken year:
“Thematically, the EP is about life under this very odd year, whether you’re with loved ones or if you’re going at it alone. It’s a reflection piece right before you get to see what’s next. As challenging as it sounds to make music at this time, we have never been more efficient and more goal-oriented when it came to finishing the work.”
The Other Side is now available on all digital platforms via Party Bear Records.
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