"Swing" adds horns to the mix and feels a bit edgier. I like that this EP's songs are highly thematic. All of the songs speak of aimless wandering, holding on- and letting go. It truly is the sound of growing up.
"Drifting," with its ukelele accompaniment, is dreamy and sweet. I was having one of those grown up 'moments' before listening to this EP. You know, where you're stressed and you just want to go home and lie in bed and watch TV? Well, I listened to "Drifting," and its hopeful refrain of 'It will work out eventually/It will all work out eventually' really brought things into perspective. I felt better.
"I Have No Reason" touches on the more frustrating side of life. It's angry and powerful, but laced with defeat and acceptance. It's a testament to the struggle of growing up.
The Sound Of Growing Up wrote a clever and sweet EP. I'm curious to see what they come up with in the future, as they do, actually grow up.
The Sound Of Growing Up is currently playing shows on the East coast. They'll be at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA on February 23. Check them out! Here's a video of "The Kite" for your viewing pleasure, in the meantime.