WRITTEN BY: MEG
Following the string of singles they released throughout 2019 and 2020, Waxflower have returned with the release of their debut EP, titled "We Might Be Alright."
“Again” opens up the EP with synths that quickly showcase the band’s poppier side as they drive the intro and a more laid-back first verse. The anthemic chorus is where the drums, bass, and some more guitars really start to kick in, delivering some extremely catchy composition. The song also includes a feature from Eat Your Heart Out’s Caitlin Henry, who puts on a stellar performance during the final chorus.
“Not Alone” instantly brings irresistible hooks and riffs, which make a return during the choruses. It’s one of the most memorable songs on the EP in regards to the composition, and the same can be said about the next track, “Food For Your Garden,” which contains even more unforgettable melodies throughout that quickly got stuck in my head.
“Fake Frown” is second-to-last, and the drums quickly bring a lot of energy to the song, and continue to do so during the verses, where the performance stands out even more. Overall, the track showcases a lot of the pop-punk influences within the band’s sound. The EP wraps up with its title track, “We Might Be Alright,” and that song gives the EP a full-circle moment, as it’s pretty similar to the first track (with a more laid-back verse that leads up to a harder-hitting chorus) and it provides a lot of what the previous four tracks offered up as well.
Each of the five tracks on “We Might Be Alright” bring infectious melodies and instrumentals to the table, and collectively, they make up an excellent release from Waxflower.
"WE MIGHT BE ALRIGHT" IS AVAILABLE NOW. LISTEN TO THE EP HERE: