Parade of Lights
The Take Off and Landing of Everything
After their impressive debut album “Everydaylife”, One Less Reason returns with their new EP “Getting Back You Self Esteem”. Unlike “Everydaylife” which was compromised of songs the band spent years writing, this new EP was written over just several months. While that usually spells a recipe for disappointment, it did not stop lead singer Cris Brown from calling the EP ‘the CD I have always wanted to make.’ While that might sound like Brown is going out on a bit of a limb, one listen to this EP and you’ll know exactly what he’s talking about. This EP is in every way equally as impressive, if not more impressive, than the bands debut. From the rocking opener ‘Five’ to the mid-tempo ‘I’m Not Happy,’ this album brings a creative energy, unforgettable lyrics, and as always with One Less Reason, a display of incredibly intense emotions. The slower tempo track ‘If You Want Me’ is an impressive display of that unmistakable emotion that One Less Reason fans have come to know and love, while ‘Better Days’ is a hook filled rock track that could easily find its place on modern rock stations today. The most impressive track on this album, however, is the closing song ‘September.’ Not only does the EP’s title come from a lyric in this track, but the whole sound and definition of what makes One Less Reason such a captivating band is encapsulated in this single track. Pouring raw emotion out in every lyric, and wearing his heart on his sleeve, Brown sings what could be the most impressive song the band has ever recorded. While this EP should easily bring One Less Reason the major label attention they deserve, the band will be content with securing their title as the most over looked band in modern rock today.