Glass House Point’s second EP, “Midnight Appetite,” launches listeners into an emotional tale of love, loss and sin.
IIn the bio of the Glass House Point Instagram account, we read “reinventing independent music and culture. âWhile that may sound like an ambitious claim, it seems that setting the bar high has worked in the Florida band’s favor. Last week they released their second EP. Midnight appetite and that was all the genre had to offer, and more. Meticulously thought out and intimately woven, the EP is a complex and moving double story; one story being in the musical composition of the EP, the other being in the lyrical content of the EP.
The lyrics detail a beautiful story of love and lust. Fearless and vulnerable, the story narrator gives listeners a glimpse of a past relationship, with intimate details and “what if” feelings. But take it all off and the EP seems to work just as well. The strings serve as a bridge from one room to another, creating a musical narrative that begs to be listened to from top to bottom. While each individual song can be ripped and listened to separately, the EP hits harder when enjoyed as a whole.
But at the same time Midnight appetite displays a lot of musical talent, the EP does not try to do too much; It’s clear, focused and moving with intention. From the start, listeners are invited to join in the thick of it, and the journey that follows is swift, thrilling and at times heart-wrenching.
Listen: Midnight appetite – Glass house point
The first track of the EP is “Think fast; Let’s go. âA lone guitar opens the song for two bars, before being joined by another supporting guitar. This continues for a few bars, and slowly the bass is added, followed by the drums and vocals.
Curfew; sleep soft
Darkness rooted in deep thought
Slip through the ceilings in your heart
Think fast; Let’s go
The apparitions will fade away
And dissolve in the dawn
The song builds itself, as a string quartet is added to the song’s instrumental track, with each instrument working together to build a triumphant, almost cinematic climax. By the end of the song, almost all of the instruments are stripped down and listeners end up with a single chord, which extends perfectly into the second track of the EP, “Creatures. “
‘Creatures’ was the first single out of the EP, and while beautiful in itself, it’s even more beautiful now that it’s in its proper context. The song is a constant ebb and flow of rising and falling. As the momentum begins to take shape, the song’s pre-chorus brings the song back to earth before quickly reviving the listener into space with the chorus.
I don’t wanna let you down
But I have to leave town
The song is both atmospheric and thrilling. Hippo Campus-esque guitar riffs bring energy, while the steady beat keeps the listener’s feet firmly planted on the ground.
The next track, “Skin & Bonesâ, Begins to address themes that will be present throughout the rest of the EP. A broken relationship, desire and sin, seem to be the themes that move this story forward. It’s in “Skin & Bones”, “Breckenridge,” and “Wash OutsideâThat we begin to see the vulnerability of the narrator.
Her lips were eager to meet the taste
So we made love in the backseat of my car
She took my eyes and she poured them into hers
These songs are both passionate and heartbreaking. We see a relationship breaking down in front of us. While the story is personal, its detailed imagery allows the listener to step into the story and make sense of it based on their own individual experiences. A withdrawn partner, lust and lustâ¦ these feelings have been felt by most, but while these feelings are relatable, Glass House Point is never clichÃ©. They pack these lyrics into a complex and unique musical composition, and the narrator’s avoidance of generality in terms of lyrical content keeps anything from feeling overdone.
The last song on the EP, “Polaris, âIs the perfect ending to this story. It takes everything that came before it and turns it into a grand finale.
I can’t help but make my mind drool
Easy on the eyes
Beauty in its purest form collides
Graham sings, “I don’t wanna think about you anymore, creature crawling in the back door, and this is where we know the relationship has come to an end. We are left in the next stages of wanting to move on from the passion, both good and bad, that came with the previous relationship.
Glass House Point has given music lovers something fun to eat. They take classic components of the independent genre and rework them in a way that feels almost new and exciting. While many artists struggle to find their own sound in a sea of âââeverything has been done before,â Glass House Point has seemed to effortlessly chart its own course, one which, in time, will most certainly be followed by others. countless artists to come.
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