Undiscovered Soul is an alternative rock band from Switzerland who is refining their sound through three EP’s they plan on releasing over the next two years. In October 2013 they released the first installment called Yellow. It contains four very well written songs. They have stellar production and heartfelt emotion. One thing that is for sure is that the band seems to be exploring various styles and approaches to their music. They’ve made a stab at dance style Franz Ferdinand type melodies while also delving into ballads as well as a couple of places in between. This might have more of an off putting trait to a lesser band but all four of the songs are so well put together it’s pretty easy to look past it.
The EP starts with the best all-around track called “Run Baby Run.” It starts with an infectious two-note synth line and hand claps before we are introduced to the vocal melody. The vocalist has an attractive singing style in that it feels like he is applying just the right amount of emotion to his voice. As the song progresses it gets more intense and it reminded me of some of the more enjoyable Coldplay songs. It soars, the guitars sound huge and it ends with a bang.
The second song “Categorize” is where we are introduced to some dance elements that sounded like a mix between Out Hud and Franz Ferdinand. It is hard not to listen to the music and not tap your foot and bob your head. The bass is funky and original while the guitar is clean but drenched in a sweet delay. Besides the wickedly attractive beat the music still brings a solid hook that will have you singing along after you listen to the song a couple of times. “Rolling On” is a pretty straightforward alternative rock song. They sound a bit like early Bloc Party on this one. “Paradise” is the closer and the most emotionally resonant song on the album. It is easily the best vocal performance on the album, as it sounds open against the piano and drums. The song does open up and introduces some orchestral elements but never sounds too grandiose.
“Yellow” only has four songs but they were good enough to be tracking this band and anticipating the next two EP’s of this trilogy.
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