Food Chain EP ReviewNovember 5, 2014
Sean Danielsen the very talented singer of rock band Smile Empty Soul recently released a new EP from his solo effort. Food Chain came out on November 4th, 2014 for fans around the world to pick up. The question is though if it needs to be picked up.
Food Chain starts off with a soft flowing song much like its namesake, “Waves”. This song is a very deep and moving song. The lyrics are dare I say perfect and fit magnificently with the soft instruments. Sean’s vocals are also at high showing some great range. This is one of my favorite songs I have heard recently and was the perfect song to start off the EP.
The album is full of very self-aware songs that speak directly to the listener. While you can sense a hint of the Smile Empty Soul style this is still a very different project. Every song feels personal and full of emotion.
The title track, “Food Chain”, is the most upbeat of the songs on the EP featuring a really driving beat that just punishes the song. This is paired with brutal vocals to make a great rock song to switch things up on the EP before going back to a softer song.
Food Chain closes out with “Broken Bones and Skeletons”, which is another track with brilliant lyrics. Sean really showcases his writing on this song like many others. I would say that this is a very fitting way to close out the EP.
2. Rescue Me
3. Beautiful Things
4. Food Chain
5. Broken Bones and Skeletons
Broken Bones and Skeletons
Overall this is a brilliant EP, and showcases the many talents that Sean possesses. Food Chain is not all unicorns and rainbows, but it is real and that is what music needs. This is definitely an EP that you need to go and pick up!
Pick up the EP Here