Stop What You’re Doing by Rob Lea: EP Review
Blackpool-based rockstar Rob Lea makes his debut EP as a solo artist, ‘Stop What You’re Doing’. It is an epic mix of 5 songs highlighting the influences and musical abilities of the lead singer of the popular Queen tribute band, Majesty.
Starting off big with epic guitar riffs and bluesy powerful vocals, Rob Lea tells you to stop what you’re doing and prepare for an epic ride with the song ‘Freak’. The ferocious guitar riffs, the rough drum rolls, and the song as a whole combine to create a masterpiece that you just must experience. Whistling into the next song, the EP takes a mellower turn with the song ‘Summer In the Morning’. The song is an upbeat embodiment of a summer morning that you look forward to. The Freddy Mercury in him comes out several times throughout the song. ‘Time of My Life’ is a fearless uplifting rock ballad. The song inspires the listeners to live life to the fullest without regrets and have the time of their lives. ‘High’ comes on with a guitar chugging and slowly builds up to a hypnotic tune. Minimalist in instrumentation, this song puts Rob’s vocal skills at the forefront. With a melancholic piano breaking the silence, Rob comes with the introspective RnB-infused piano ballad, ‘Reflection’. The introspective lyrics will resonate with your deepest insecurities and inspire you to have the courage to face them. The EP could not ask for a better ending.
Overall, this EP was an emotional and sonic rollercoaster. Rob Lea shows excellent diversity as an artist and mastery over his vocals. If you’re not already a fan, you will be for sure after this.
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Photo credits: Jonathan Cundy
Review by: Gabe Finch