Another highlight is “Bristol Road,” which is a much slower song and sounds a lot like Ryan Adams. The bluesy sound with a splash of alt-country, combined with singer Josh Ostrander’s vocals add an element of pain and regret that are reflected in the lyrics. The guitars are haunting but are the complement to the lyrics.
“Summertime” is bright and sunny as the song would reflect. California influenced pop has influenced this up-tempo, indie pop tune. Its poppy vibe along with its brisk pace make you feel as if you sitting on the beach while listening to the track. It is the strongest track on the album and I wouldn’t be surprised to hear this placed on a TV show in the near future.
The EP will be a digital only release and will be available on December 7 and will be celebrated with a gig at Hotel Café in Hollywood. Overall, if Akustiks is a preview of what is to come with SPEAK-AHH, then not only will ECC fans be delighted, but fans of good music as well.