Louisiana indie-pop group Givers, are set to return with their Movin’ On EP, due out in August. Our verdict is in.
Givers are back with a new EP, the first release since their 2016 album New Kingdom. The Movin’ On EP features four new tracks and is set to be released later this summer via Glassnote Records.
Movin’ On opens with ‘Collide’, the latest single to be released from the EP. It eases you in as the sound gently fades in but suddenly changes with a fun and playful melody, something that has become a part of Givers reputation.
Taylor Guarisco and Tiffany Lamson’s vocals reflect of one another nicely as Guarisco takes lead, singing about colliding with someone and the euphoria of it and then for those on the outside looking in to bide their time. It’s an uplifting start to the EP.
The rest of Movin’ On takes a more 80s inspired pop vibe, with synths and whimsical beats. While the Louisiana band know how to entertain with infectious pop melodies, it felt that the lyrics were somewhat uninspiring. It’s nothing groundbreaking.
Lamson sings about getting close to someone but then ending up burnt on ‘Love is Like a Fire’. While the melody is full of funk and riffs that would make Nile Rodgers proud, it just falls flat when it comes to the story being told.
It’s an EP that almost grabs your attention but by the end, there’s no rush to hit the repeat button. While it falls short of the mark, you can envision why when they recently supported The War on Drugs that it would’ve been so fun to dance along to as they performed live.
Songs worth putting on repeat: ‘Collide’
Movin’ On, the new EP by Givers is available to download and stream on August 3rd.