WHO: All Poets & Heroes
WHERE: Syracuse, NY
TOP TRACK: “Unidentified”
Picture sitting in a white-hued kitchen on a Sunday morning. There’s fresh flowers on the table and the morning sun streams in through every cracked window. That’s how All Poets & Heroes make you feel. Their upcoming EP titled, Where We Lived and What We Lived For (releasing in October) is a 4-track homage to life and the questions we often associate with it.
Opening song, “Day Dreams” sounds like something you’d hear on an early John Mayer album. It’s easygoing while dancing on the border of playfulness. Lead singer Rob McCall’s steady vocal chords sing, “You say I’m in too deep, I say let’s play for keeps.” Each song feels just as comfortable as the one before. Somewhat muted melodies and a thudding drum beat carry each track right into the next.
Philosophical inspiration is a direct theme on this EP. What is the meaning of life? Should I take a chance? Should I let things go? What is my future? The opposite end of the album features a heavier composition. A lyric on the track “Choices” encompasses this underlying theme; “Was this life not meant for sad words and scars?”. Philosophical breakdowns of life and love lull you into a thought process most artists can’t trigger in their listeners.
In just four tracks, AP&H prove what they stand for in an industry that has somewhat lost its luster for real music. These guys bring you back to the basics; music with meaning that’s pulled out of you in the most beautiful way.
For more info on All Poets & Heroes, visit their site, here.