Ionia is a rock band out of New York City that just so happens to have a new EP coming out soon! Captain Humility is set to be officially released on June 24th and offers to show the world some of the work that the band has been busy with. They wanted the chance to properly showcase some songs, and figured the 3 song EP was the best route to go. Let’s dive right in to the Ep.
The first song on the Ep is the title track “Captain Humility.” The song eases in and does not seem to aim to gain listeners by shocking them. The song rather offers deep and powerful lyrics, strong vocals, and a mixture of soothing and frantic instrumentals. Vocalist Blaise shows his vocal chops through an emotionally driven delivery on various parts of the songs. The video for “Captain Humility” will be release on July 1st, and will follow the story from their song “Mutiny”. Lets head towards the next song on the Ep.
The next song is “They Look Like Big Strong Hands Don’t They”. This song slows things down from the previous song. I don’t feel that this vocals mesh as well in this song, and doesn’t make me really feel the emotion in the song. Again I have to praise the depth of the lyrics though. The writing on this EP is awesome thus far. I do like the Passionate attack near the end of the strong, though. On to the final track of Captain Humility.
The last song on the EP is “Delusions of Grandeur”. This song from the start wraps you into it, and has you enjoying it right away. I love the powerful delivery from the band throughout the song. The music is led by the playing of Omer Waide on guitar which tears through the speakers for the whole song. This was such a great song to close out the album. The song just makes you ready to hear the band’s next group of songs that they had wrote in preparation for the EP.
1. Captain Humility
2. They Look Like Big Strong Hands Don’t They
3. Delusions of Grandeur
Delusions of Grandeur
Ultimately I think the EP accomplishes what it sets out to do. The band wanted to get new music into the hands of fans and showcase what they have been working on. Captain Humility does just that, while making you ready to hear what else the band has in store for us. While I do feel the middle track is kind of forgettable I do throughly enjoy the beginning and end of the EP. I enjoy these songs enough to say that it is an EP you should check out if you enjoy deep lyrics and an often passionate delivery.
You can check out a stream of “Captain Humility” Here