Wayward's new EP With Love proves a lot of things about rock music, dedication, and passion. First and foremost, there's the fact that this is an incredibly polished effort -- one of those "can't get it out of your head" kind of albums. Within the first two minutes of opening track "Liar," the band proves through pounding percussions, minor-key harmonies, and one serious guitar solo that they're not playing around. The rest of the EP plays as a soaring succession of nonstop energy and hard-hitting choruses, paying greater odes toward pop-punk melodies and instrumentation. "Take All Of Me" has all the makings of a fan-favorite, while album closer "To Infinity and Beyond" takes on an anthemic quality with its bittersweet chorus set to amped up guitar riffs and drum rolls.
With a sound this solid and a passion for music that emanates from each track, it's not hard to see why this album was made possible by the generous donations of their fans ($3,000 worth!). From start to finish, With Love proves itself to be a true labor of love. Grab it from iTunes today.