UK pop punk outfit, Homebound is back with another great EP. More to Me Than Misery shows some of the band’s best work yet thanks to smart lyrics, strong vocals and the pop punk sound we know and love.
The EP opens with “Change of Heart”, a track that is hard-hitting from the first note. Frontman Charlie Boughton shouts, “When there’s a will there’s away” a relatable and familiar sentiment that connects the listener right away. There is a clear influence from Neck Deep; another UK pop punk band who they have had the pleasure of touring with in the past.
Directly following is “Coming Clean” which was the first single of the EP, and one they just put out a video for. This track has the most pop vibe out of the entirety of the EP. It makes a perfect single and one that will be a great live. The bridge offers a bit more punk vibes tying their sound together.
“Truth Be Told” is a high-energy song that has an infectious chorus and the strong drum beat that makes a great pop punk track. With lyrics like, “The highs and lows they come and go / so do what’s best for you and know / we were a drop in the sea” it’s clear to see the band has grown in this EP.
After comes the current single, “Indelible” a slower track that offers a better view of Boughton’s vocal ability. He shows great range that and helps morph the track from a quiet beginning to a powerful chorus.
Closing the EP is “Yours Truly” the sweet ballad is a perfect way to end this work. It really takes all the influences from the entirety of the EP and comes together a really memorable track that has a lot of energy even though it’s one of the slower songs.
Overall, this is a great EP and gives fans a great insight to who Homebound is. The growth that has been reflected in this collection is not something to be overlooked. They have really crafted a signature sound for themselves and will have fans eager to hear their next work in no time.
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