This EP is only for people who enjoyed the band’s full-length Babylon, which was released earlier this year. It isn’t meant to gain new fans or to preview a change in the band’s sound. There is no glimpse into what a future release may sound like, nor are there any new songs. It’s a short and sweet EP, plain and simple.
It opens with the original version of “Haven’t You,” which was one of the stronger tracks off their debut LP. The acoustic version is a basic stripped down version. There are no added textures whatsoever, no piano, no gimmicks. It highlights Skiba’s voice as he calmly delivers this rendition.
The best part of this EP is the acoustic version of “Voices.” It keeps the original’s energey, Skiba shows a bit more emotion and the piano adds just enough to supplement the song. You’ll also get the video for “Voices” if you buy the EP off iTunes on Tuesday, so that’s cool. You can stream “Haven’t You (acoustic)” here:
1. Haven’t You
2. Voices (acoustic)
3. Haven’t You (acoustic)
Review by Alisha Kirby – HHM