Release Date: 11/1/2019
Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)
- Andy – Bass
- Ben – Drums
- Ian – Vocals
- Jim – Guitar/Vocals
- Mike – Guitar/Vocals
Favorite Tracks: Beer Bullet, Mental Health, Histrionics, To Wound and Wander, Destitute
Sounds Like: All Time Low, Audio Karate, Filthy Hearts, Face To Face, Dial Drive, and The Mezingers
Our Souls is set to release their second release, “I’ve Made A Terrible Mistake” on November 1, 2019. Their first debut EP ‘I Might Drink Myself to Death’ dropped back on November 16, 2018. The EP was well received with reviews from some of my favorite zines such as Keep Track of The Time, Colins Punk Rock World, Ear Nutrition, and The Punk Site. If you haven’t checked them out be sure to do so!
So let’s dive straight into, “I’ve Made A Terrible Mistake”. The EP launches with, “To Wound and Wander, Destitute”. The melody on this track is killer. The guitar and bass playfully create the background as a second guitar drifts away for a little solo. The song speaks of relationship breakup and the inability to find the light. I love this song!
“But if the banality of lie,
Dosen’t kill me,
Then the c#nt inside my mind,
Will just slowly,
Take my fu%cking soul,
Until I want to discuss fucking throw pillows”
The next song is, “12312341”. So just when I started thinking, Our Souls may be on the pop punk side, out of nowhere comes some insane hardcore skate punk. The pit on this track will be dangerous. All of those over 30 should stay out, ha ha ha! Next is by far my favorite song on the EP, “Histrionics”. The track swings back towards the melodic side.
Here at CPRA we use the phrase, “Breakup Punk” often. When a relationship begins to die so many things go through you head. What am I doing wrong? What are they doing wrong? It’s their fault, my fault, etc. If you need a song that will help you leave a toxic situation. Throw this on!
“Because when all is said and left unfinished,
No idea if I’d be running away or starting again,
And when all is said and undone,
Would it be giving up or letting go?”
“Mental Health” follows and this is a tough track. The lyrics are deep and you can hear the emotions as they are belt out. The drums are the star on this as they lead the track through a confusing and broken time. I’ve lost too many friends and family to suicide. Don’t be afraid to ever reach out to one of us here at CPRA. Or please consider calling the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, at 1-800-273-8255. The truth this song inflicts will make you tear up.
The final track is “Beer Bullet”. So many people can identify with this track. How many “Beer Bullets” do we fire on ourselves attempting to self-medicate ourselves into happiness? It’s short, but all of my favorite songs are less than two minutes long. The chorus is catchy, yet impacting.
Overall, Our Souls, “I’ve Made A Terrible Mistake, is a fantastic EP. The swings from melodic over to harcore are full of emotions that every one of us struggle with on a daily basis. I personally cannot wait for a vinyl release asap! So pick up the digital release first here on 11/1/2019, https://weareoursouls.bandcamp.com/releases.
Check out their last release below as well!
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- To Wound and Wander, Destitute
- Mental Health
- Beer Bullet