Review – Dear Love

By: Jenna Melanson

EP – Dear Love
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Release Date – February 6, 2014
Genre – Rock
Label – Indie

Dear Love is a Toronto based rock band that features three Nova Scotia musicians, Dave Rideout (Vocals), Marty Doyle(Guitar) and Mike Barnaby (Bass) , who team up with Ontario drummer, Shane Kippel. They released their debut EP on February 6, 2014, which features six great tracks, including the single, “Don’t Miss The Brakes”, which is the perfect choice to use as the single from the EP. It showcases their sound perfectly. As soon as I heard the song, I knew I was going to become a fan, quickly.

The third song, “Sick With The Same Thing” has to be my favourite. The beat and the vocals pull you in immediately. It didn’t take long for me to be singing along with Dave in this song. The lyrics are somewhat easy to sing along with, and I find it would be a song that could be easily relateable to many, with lyrics such as “Mind is all blurry, but we’re in no hurry, it’s like we do this for pleasure, but we both know that we’re hurting” and of course the chorus, “I think we’re sick with the same thing, and we found a medicine in every sip, and between our skin and our hatred, we found the side effects, and the very best of our worst”, which in my opinion is very deep but at the same time, very catchy.

I found it very hard to pick out songs to elaborate on because I really enjoy every song on the EP. The final song, “Bridge” is a bit heavier than the others, but still suits the band without fault. Many bands out there, find a sound that they seem to stick to, but I can see right away that Dear Love is not one of those bands, they are capable of pulling from different genres to create a distinct sound.

All in all, I would highly recommend all of my readers to check out this great band, whether you are a fan of pop or rock, there is something on here for you.

Rating: 5/5

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