After a name change and a member shuffle, Ohio natives This Love are releasing their new EP The Beginning. The EP is the perfect soundtrack to a pop-rock, summer love, starting off with the title track "The Beginning," which is a brief, upbeat introduction to what listeners can expect for the next five tracks. "Like A Million Lights" is a prototypical pop song. Its piano based catchiness could fit into the playlists of any top 40 station. "Tides" and "Just Breathe" are great summer pop songs, perfect for blasting through any stereo system or road trip. "Reflections" slows the EP down a bit; a heartfelt ballad about the strength of love and getting through the tough times. "Dear Carolina" wraps everything up, with the conclusion of a summer fling; 'we knew this would never last.' Overall, This Love put out a catchy pop-rock EP. From start to finish it has a fun summery sound, released just in time for summer 2010!
4 out of 5 [CA]