Review by Shannon Shumaker
Autumn Still’s self-titled debut EP couldn’t have come out at a better time of the year. While it’s only three songs in length, every second of this EP is airy, beautiful and relaxing - the perfect music to warm you up on cold winter evenings. For a debut EP, these three tracks are incredibly strong, solid, and evoke a sense of calm as they progress.
The first song on the EP, “Long Terms,” begins with a simple and soft guitar and drum part, quickly joined by a gorgeous bass line, and by when the piano and vocals come in, the song truly blossoms. The soft vocals and breathtaking harmonies in this track are relaxing and airy, and as the track progresses, it only seems to get stronger. “Bartholomew” feels like more of a love song, and again, this track is perfect to listen to in front of the fireplace on a cold winter evening. The vocals on this track are both warm and beautiful, and while the tempo of the song is slow and similar to first track, it still sounds unique.
For a debut EP, Autumn Still have definitely hit the nail on the head. This group of musicians have managed to find a sound all their own, and by the time that the final track, “Our Last,” fades out, I’m left wanting more and excited to see what this group can do with a full-length album to really explore their sound. With folk-like harmonies and a mellow, laid back sound similar to bands like Vacationer or even Young The Giant, Autumn Still absolutely show incredible potential with this release.
Listen to "Long Terms"