Canadian rocker, Kevin Towill recently released his new EP, After The Party Is Over – which showcases the depths of his ability to bend genres and colour outside the lines.
Kicking off with the lead track, “The Contemporary American Dream,” the Calgary-based artist’s move to write a solo album followed Towill’s decision to re-prioritize his ‘9-5’ life, shifting focus from working solely at a gig he picked up when his former punk outfit, The Reckless Heroes, disbanded in 2017 and gravitating back to music.
“Music was far too important and self-identifying to abandon completely,” he explains; knowing that music was a lifeline to the air he breathes, Towill set out to lay the tracks of his breakthrough solo project.
After The Party Is Over maximizes the time it’s afforded across five intricate songs — each rooted in electric, and each telling its own unique story. Towill shines in fluidly moving from one song to the next; some requiring vocals, others an instrumental roadmap to an artist’s mind.
Towill’s gritty, bass-heavy vox pleads, concedes, offers, and bargains across the melodies. Pulling back the instrumentation pushes Towill into a raw, sonic-sphere where his voice is forced to carry the track.
On this EP, Towill gives it all — unabashedly. His vox is brought to the spotlight; every word and every nuance highlighted to expose him under his artistry.
And he makes this leap from punk to introspective flawlessly.
Check out “The Contemporary American Dream” below, and stay up to date with Kevin via his Instagram.
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