Released 09.08.2013 via Gateway Music
Who Is Louis shows a lot of potential and ambition on their debut EP.
In more than a year Who Is Louis has been trying to make their name through live concerts. This has included a performance at SPOT Festival 2012, Made in Esbjerg 2013, support for Turboweekend and concerts in Denmark, Germany and Italy. But now they are following up with their first EP that most definitely shows potential from the young Aarhus/Esbjerg band.
The EP starts out with the titlesong ‘Alive’, a song that sort of reminds you of the experimenting Oh Land. The first time I heard this song I got a bit surprised, as this was not exactly what I expected. In a positive way! I expected the sound of “home-recording”, but instead I heard a professional studio-recorded sound. This song is, in my opinion, the best song on this EP, with it’s slow pop beat, fairy tale sounds and a lovely vocal from singer Greta Louise Schenk. An opening song that really made me want to hear more!
The next two songs, ‘WarMachine’ and ‘Sugar’ are a bit more up-tempo, with some catchy beats. Especially ‘Sugar’ could be a radio-track in the nearest future. It is both easy listening, danceable and after a couple of listening’s a sing-along-song. Also a song that makes it easier to imagine Who Is Louis as a support act for Turboweekend.
The fourth song on this EP is called ‘My Lungs’ and it takes the listener back to the sound from the opening song ‘Alive’. It never quite reaches the same level though, which is systematic for the fourth and fifth song (‘Magnetzz’), songs that never really hit’s me. However, the EP finishes off with a brilliant song called ‘Coward’, which is a grand finale. This is the longest song from the EP, and in more than 5 minutes Who Is Louis proves that they also master songs with a larger sound.
All in all, Who Is Louis shows a lot of potential on this EP. A few songs fall through, but that is not surprisingly keeping in mind that this is a DEBUT EP. It is definitely going to be interesting to follow these guys in the future! “ALIVE” deserves a 3.5/5, and it is to be found on most streaming services, and can be bought on iTunes.