Mount Rushmore Safari rams home their musical stance with ‘Songs for Ones Who Break’.
‘Songs for Ones Who Break’ from Mount Rushmore Safari released the 23rd of October is very different from their previous album – and you can tell right away.
Already from the first two to three tracks on ’Songs for ones who break’ you’ll notice that there’s a significant difference from the ’Elba’ to this album. Where ’Elba’ was more experimenting and varied in its expression Mount Rushmore Safari’s newest album shows that the band has finally found their own sound and style.
The album starts with a couple of cheerful fast tracks before suddenly dropping to much slower rhythms in ’Waltz of the Antichrist’. This track (you may even call it a ballad) is so unlike the previous tunes that it may seem a bit boring to those who love their more upbeat songs (like me). But it looks like the band made sure that there would be a little bit for everyone with this slow tuned ballad. For me, the upbeat tracks represent their indie rock style much more, so I think they should have stuck with this through the whole thing.
However, the entire album establishes that Mount Rushmore Safari have found a more clear path and serious approach to how they want to sound – almost as if they know exactly where to go by now. Their lyrics can be both cheerful and nostalgic, the beats are nice and guitar riffs are very appealing to the indie rock- and slightly tilted to pop- loving crowd.
The album title song ‘Song For Ones Who Break’ and ’Lust’ are very similar; a little too similar, almost. If ’Lust was a little bit rougher on the guitars you wouldn’t know where ’Song for ones who break’ ends and where ’Lust’ begins… And that is a shame.
‘Something to believe in’ must be their strongest track on this album. Or at least I would bet on it as the best flagship. It’s very melodic, incorporates skilled guitar riffs and a very catchy chorus.
In short: This album is all about easy-going indie pop rock with a very consistent style of nice beats and likeable vocals. Find the entire album on Spotify – Here!
Experience Mount Rushmore Safari in Aarhus with Support from Grenaa-based Tin Can Telescope on November 20 at Gyngen – Read more here.
Where ’Elba’ was more experimenting and varied in its expression Mount Rushmore Safari’s newest album shows that the band has finally found their own sound and style. Mount Rushmore Safari rams home their musical stance with ‘Songs for Ones Who Break’ (4/6)