We are 100% crushin' on Draftday and their new EP "When I Went Away"... Here's why!
The opening track on the EP, “Mess I’ve Made”, a song specifically written for feeling a sense of fear or remorse, could not have been a better choice to start with. The next song on the release, “Misspent” was released earlier this year, and like mentioned above, was the bands most experimental number on the EP. Then, shifting away from the heavier hard hitting sounds of the first two songs on the EP, the next two tracks offer a more vulnerable and softer toned composition. “Aster”, which is the only acoustic number on the EP. The softer tones and emotional warfare continue with “A Perfect Light”. You become entranced in what feels like a tunnel of sound and emotion until there is nothing more and everything fades to nothing, just like the credits of a film. “White Fences” is the perfect ending to an emotional roller coaster ride of “When I Went Away”. It is the summarization of a year of longing, regret, hurt, growth, and self-doubt. From head banging guitar riffs and heavy drum rhythms that transition into soft piano keys and a steady voice speaking out about not knowing how to fit in.