There isn’t too much information out there about lone wolf theory. I’m not sure if this is a solo release or a full band but the EP Battlegrounds is quite good. The music is sort of dark rock. I was reminded of Radiohead and a couple of other like-minded bands.
The first song is called “better day” and immediately I was digging the bass groove, beat, synth and vocal melodies. It’s also has a good, rising, slightly bright chorus. There was a breakdown too which I really enjoyed. Overall, I thought this was a really strong start to the EP.
Up next is ‘battlegrounds” and this song initially gave me a more motivational type of vibe and overall was a little more pop oriented I would say. There is a warm melancholy which sounds great and reminded me of The National with a little slice of Cold Play. The chorus is a lot brighter than the first song and I felt this was a single worthy song.
The energy gets even brighter and more joyful on “opiate #2.” There are some killer guitar picking patterns on the song and really infectious vocals. I would say this song also had a slice of Americana that I think came from the organ.
“blue shirt” might be the highlight. The music was fantastic on this song, the lyrics are cerebral and introspective and I loved the dynamics. I also really loved the vocal melodies. His delivery is confident yet warm. Everything about this song gets two strong thumbs ups. Last up is “slow burn” and he doesn't disappoint with this song either. This song is a nice mix of nostalgia and hopeful sentiment.
I thought this was a great debut. I’m looking forward to hearing more from him in the not too distant future.
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