By: Jenna Melanson
EP – Sarah Melody – Simple Things
Itunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/simple-things-ep/id671129365
Release Date: July 23, 2013
Genre: Pop/ Rock
Label: Angel Entertainment (Indie)
Sarah Melody is an emerging pop star and songwriter from Ontario. Her debut full-length album, Side Two was released in the fall of 2007. The album is a collection of ballads, R&B joints and up-tempo pop hits.
And now, the big news. Sarah has released her newest EP, Simple Things. The EP features six songs, all of which show different sides of Sarah. The first song is the title track, “Simple Things”. This is what I would call a pure pop song, that you would have trouble not singing along with.
“Distance”, the second song on the EP, and I would say it’s my favourite. It is about a long distance relationship. With lyrics like “I’ve never been afraid to go the distance, I walk, run, fly to get to you”, and “Cause the only thing we fight about is distance”. This song strays a bit away from the Pop feel, in my opinion. It touches on the R&B feel, with smooth vocals, full of meaning.
Each song sounds a bit different, but one thing stays in common, they are each full of emotion. “Like Your Father Said” is a powerful track. The song is about making your own way in life. The fourth song, “Home”, follows the same theme, finding your place in the world.
The last two songs on the album are “Shut Up” and “A Part Of Me”. These two songs really show two complete opposites. “Shut Up” is a darker sounding song about being yourself and speaking your mind. Whereas “A Part Of Me” is a light listening ballad. The difference in Sarah’s vocals in these two songs blows my mind. That being said, both sides of the spectrum suit her.
All in all, this EP does just what you would expect to hear from any artist. It shows what she can do, vocally and as a songwriter.