Days Like Stars - "Fight The Sunset" EP
"Possessing a remarkable combination of melody and lyrical insight, Days Like Stars’ songs are filled with hope, longing and devotion. The perfect remedy for a sinking heart. Emotional and evocative"
This is how the bands bio describes their songs. Personally, I could describe the atmosphere of this EP in one word.
This 5 track EP from Sydney band 'Days Like Stars' is an absolutely beautiful piece of work.
From the first four bars of "Devoted Youth" to the haunting Robert Fripp-esque fade out of "Afterthought" it captures your imagination, grabs your attention and gives you wonderful little surprises along the way.
The first two songs "Devoted Youth" and "Pale Signs" seem to me to be great examples of what you would hear at a Days Like Stars live gig. The songs are similar in production and instrumentation but not samey.
As soon as I heard "Devoted Youth" I immediately thought of Smashing Pumpkins but without the pompousness.
The next two songs are like chalk and cheese.
"Thunderstorm" is an exciting song to listen to. Starting off with an acoustic guitar the song builds and bulids and builds to a wonderful crescendo of epic proportions.
"City" however, is the odd song out in my opinion. It's a good song but to me it sat uncomfortably because it's a departure from the overall ambience of the EP.
The last song on the EP, "Afterthought" is a haunting piece about longing, loss and regret.
It is the best song on the EP bar none. Just beautiful.
Even though I am an absolute sucker for piano based ballads, this took me to places I haven't been to in a long, long time. It made me cry and made me feel again
It made me glad to be alive.
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