By: Amanda Hather
EP – GeL
Download Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/gel-ep/id1044906014
Release Date – January 22nd, 2016
Genre – Electronic Pop
GeL is a trio made up of Ashwin Sood, Roberta Carter Harrison, and Ken Harrison. Under their independent label they are releasing their debut, self-titled EP on January 22nd. The trio have decades of experience in touring and music with previous projects and relationships and are ready to get back at it again.
With only five songs, the EP is short, but will have its songs stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Electronic pop is not a genre I frequently listen to, especially when laden with heavy synth, but GeL’s music grew on me after listening to it a few times. Each song has something different about it, allowing it to stand out from the rest, while still having the harmonies that make it distinctly GeL. The repeated riffs throughout the songs make them hard to forget and will have you nodding along before you know it. Out of the five songs, “Talking In My Sleep”, in my opinion, gives you a good idea of what to expect from the rest of the EP. It shows off the harmonies, catchy riffs, and creativeness of the band.
Overall, even though the EP was only five songs long, GeL certainly gave it their all and put as much as they could into it. If you are a fan of electronic music you should definitely give GeL a chance, you will likely be pleased by their harmonies and talent.
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.