Happiness Doesn’t Always Last by Eddz: EP Review
Liam Taylor, the artist behind the electronically euphoric “Eddz” turns heads in his inspiring EP “Happiness Doesn’t Always Last.” It has a genre mixture of electronic rhythms countered by funky instrumental bits. The result is this woke EP guaranteed to make you think and groove out at the same time.
The EP opens up with the eye-opening spoken-word piece “What We Wish to See.” A truly thought-provoking number, a poetic verse is met by synths and a bass that just slaps hard. Eventually, a heavenly harmony enters the atmosphere and adds to the cinematic essence of the song. The next track “Wandering” has more singing involved with a pop-style passage full of cheerful hymns and electronic melodies. Something about the song reminds me of 80s synth pop numbers from the UK. Speaking of which, this takes me back quite a bit actually. As a youngin’, I’d be constantly hitting up the forums trying to meet new acquaintances who vibed out to the same music as me. This one time a funny fella introduced me to electro-pop, and for the life of me can’t remember the artist’s name. However, the percussion style and soft electronic pieces resonated with me, and the music of Eddz stays true to that sentiment.
Eddz exits the EP with “Ignorance”, this time around a weighty emotional tune is present. The lyrics feel more gripping, and the rhythmic stance is quite wholesome. The synthesizers have this distinct frequency which is a bit wider in sound but enacts a delightful cadence nonetheless.
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Photo credits: Dammo Photography
Review by: Damien Reid