As soon as the play button is hit and Roslyn's new 4 song EP starts with "Suicide Girl," you can't help but want to move along with the beat and sing along. The EP catches listeners right from the very beginning and holds your attention throughout.
Roslyn, a four-piece from Richmond, Virginia, is made up of Brooks Cullum (vocals/guitar), Pedro Aida (guitar, backing vocals), Alex Smith (bass) and Greg Butler (drums).
"Suicide Girl" starts off the EP and has a very original upbeat and bouncy sound.
My favorite lyrics of the EP are from "On Display," ("you better reach out before your head talks your heart out of it") and they fit into the upbeat sound of the EP perfectly.
"All This Time" starts with a strong opening of Cullum singing "all this time you were on my mind, sometimes I take it too far and I blow your mind." The chorus of, "Let go of the other side, let love take you back to life," includes female backing vocals to contrast beautifully with Cullum's lead vocals.
"Personal Ghost" is a slower song but still carries the same energy as the rest of the EP and shows the diversity of the band.
The EP has a summertime feel to it and is just a sample of the band's upcoming full-length titled "On Display." Roslyn has a great sound and potential to become huge.
4.5 out of 5 by Freelancer Erica Devaney