Today Alex Carroll released the four song EP, ‘Birthday Cake‘, and fans of Carroll will have much to celebrate. Meanwhile, new listeners will be introduced to some of Carroll’s finest work yet! So, let’s get into it. First up is ‘Next April‘ this is a song that perfectly gets how most of us feel about 2020 in general. It makes sense, this year has brought us all a great deal of anxiety. However, ‘Next April‘ really touches on wanting to take a break from the everything, everyone and all the hurt. The upbeat acoustic guitar balances out the tone that is prevalent in the lyrics. ‘Next April‘ is an earworm and a great start to the EP.
‘Still Asleep‘ is a song of heartbreak. This is a much slower and somber song which lends itself well to the vulnerable and fragile vocals. You’re pulled into the song and are immersed in the sadness of having to say goodbye. ‘Still Asleep‘ has a subtle bittersweetness that will leave you teary eyed. ‘Birthday Cake‘ has creatively descriptive lyrics which paints a lyrically vivid picture for the listener. The simplicity of the heavy bassline amidst the beauty of the Ukulele provides an atmosphere in which the pensive vocals flourish. Last is ‘Found You‘. The song centers around being guarded when finally finding a person who understands you. ‘Found You‘ is a sweet song of flourishing love. The layered vocals add a daydream overtone which adds a brightness to the song’s atmosphere. All of which brings depth and richness to the songs lyrics.
The ‘Birthday Cake‘ Ep certainly tells a story of love, loss, and pain. It’s bold yet delicate with deep lyrics and an overall intimate atmosphere. On the heels of the debut EP, ‘Birthday Cake‘, sees Carroll continue to grow as an artist. Already a brilliant songwriter and with a long career ahead to look forward to, this is one artist you should pay attention to! You can listen to ‘Next April‘ down below. Afterwards make sure you hit up your favorite music service so you can discover more music by these artists! As always, if you like what you hear then let’s keep good music coming by supporting these artists. Remember to follow the artist and spread the word! Artists Links below.