The Orphan, The Poet is an independent alternative rock band from Dayton, Ohio that will take all of your favorite bands and put them together to create their unique sound. Their sound is branded as “take it or leave it alt-rock” and you can’t really find a better way to explain it. Terrible Things, released on June 3rd, is that EP that not only feels like but is a great new beginning for this band.
Opening the EP with the song “Forward,” it’s jam packed with electrifying guitar and meaningful lyrics. The opening line states “Hey kid whatcha doin’, jump in and lets get stupid, close your eyes and make a wish,” proving these guys know how to draw an audience in and keep the attention.
Heading into the title track of the EP, which is by far the poppiest song on the EP, you get a small insight on the bands influences. The song is very reminiscent of bands like Mayday Parade or Go Radio. With the catchy chorus, combined with the head bobbing melody, this could easily be taken into the radio waves.
When you dive into “Wild & Young” you get a great taste of their atmospheric tones. Filled with very soothing melodies and rebellious lyrics, the alternative side of the band explodes in this song.
Throughout the EP, the band lays everything they’ve got out on the table. The production really showcases a fantastic improvement of the band. With this release under their belt, The Orphan, The Poet are bound to be doing big things in no time.
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