UK-based indie pop outfit, Campfire Social, take a giant leap forward with their second studio recorded EP, Everything Changed.
The follow up to 2017’s Wellbeing, Everything Changed is expertly crafted and produced. Recorded at Orange Sound Studios, it showcases a band who have now found their sound and are going with it.
The opening title track, “Everything Changed” is a classic indie pop tune that becomes more and more richly layered as it progresses. At less than three minutes long, Campfire Social have somehow managed to produce a tightly packed, hypnotic, upbeat, and super catchy track.
“It’s Not Goodbye (To Those We Left Behind)” is the EP’s lead single, and for good reason. Beautiful vocal harmonies meet the sweetest of guitar melodies. Lyrically, “It’s Not Goodbye” tells a tale of longing for better days that have come and gone. There’s still a hopeful message though, as the band plead with the listener to “not forget where we came from.”
The tongue-twisting third track, “Awake in the Wake of a Wave,” shows a slower, quieter side of Campfire Social. At least for its first half. Things come alive at the halfway mark, with the introduction of a smooth and snappy trumpet. The vocal harmonizing, yet again, is alluring and enthralling and a definite hallmark of Everything Changed.
“Speak Louder” is also a bit more downbeat, with a strumming guitar and gentle drums leading the way. It’s the perfect setup for the heart-rending inquiry into loss that is, “On The Subject of Death.” A hauntingly emotional track that only becomes more moving and poignant over time.
The EP’s closer, “Wherever You Rest Your Head,” finishes things off the way they started. Melodic, upbeat, and infectious. In under twenty-five minutes, Campfire Social is able to take the listener on a wild and unforgettable ride of highs and lows. It’s an incredible feat and offers more proof that this outfit will continue to go from strength to strength.
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