Even though The Restless EP is Jordan Thompson's first solo debut under the name Striking Back, he is no stranger to the music industry. Thompson has been in music for over ten years now and his old band, Fighting For Nothing, even opened for Something Corporate in 2005.
The EP, self-released on June 15, was produced by Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank, Jack's Mannequin) and arranged by Patrick Warren (Rob Thomas, Kate Voegele, Bruce Springsteen, Avril Lavigne).
The Restless EP includes "Over Now," the perfect breakup song, where you can feel Thompson's intense emotions as he repeatedly asks, "Is it over now?" contrasted by an adorable love song, "Dark Day Afternoon."
The lyrics are so easily quoteable as something anyone could post as a Facebook status because they are relevant at some moment in your life. They are honest and real and you can sense exactly how Thompson felt when he wrote them.
It ends with an acoustic version of the standout track "Dark Day Afternoon," as Thompson sings, "On this dark day afternoon, I could write you another lullaby, because the time for sleep is soon, and when you close your eyes I'll be by your side."
With catchy songs that you're singing in your head for hours, the only way this EP could be better is if it were a full-length album.
4.5 out of 5 by Freelancer Erica Devaney