New EP: "Vacant" by Magnolia Park
Released: August 2, 2019
Before we dive into this review. Grab some comfort food and a stuffed animal because Vacant the new EP from Magnolia Park, is an emotional roller coster. Ready? Alright here we go! Alternating between soft melodies to angst-filled choruses gives this EP such a unique listening experience. Just when we are ready to ball out eyes out. BAM! Let's just have a nice screaming moment and it totally works! Why? Because it envelopes the different emotions that were evidence in circumstances that are told through these tracks.
"October" tells the aftermath of a heart-wrenching breakup. Followed up by the intensity of "Pumpkin Eater," drawling parallels from different points in life coming full circle to repeat history. This track gets the additional level of emotion from the screamed verses which can portray either anger or sadness. This level of intensity opens the door for "Desperate," which incorporates layering of singing and screaming, creating a dynamic track set apart from the others. Lastly, "Patience (I Have No)," goes back to the pattern of softness to intensity that was introduced by "October," ending this EP on a desire to replay it and ride the roller coster all over again.
Vacant packed an emotionally-driven journey in only four tracks and is absolutely outstanding. Consider grabbing some tissues before giving this EP a listen. Or. Embrace the whole raccoon look there is no judgement here. Make sure to give their other singles a listen as well.
Magnolia Park is a pop punk band from Orlando, Florida, serving up an one-of-a-kind listening experience.
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