Move Out West prove that embracing a change in sound can be an incredibly positive thing with their new EP, All's Well On The Eastern Front. "After [2011's] On The Run, we found ourselves chasing something that wasn't there anymore," explains bassist Cyrus Thomas-Walker. "We all got a bit older, significant others and friends came and went, and we found the scene we grew up in had changed dramatically. All the adjustments that go along with moving on aren't easy by any means, and all of a sudden those changes began to develop creatively."
How so? Five tracks worth of deeply felt lyrics, instrumentals that span pop, rock and punk, and a definite sense of maturity. Opening track "Magic Eight-Ball" drips with a pop-punk flair and depicts a coming-of-age love story littered with parties and confusion. Meanwhile, lead single "God Damn" offers a heavy-hearted look at a love gone wrong, and closing track "Parachute" soars with gorgeous rock instrumentals and impassioned melodies.
"After a few months of writing and recording we realized that instead of fighting who and what we are, it was better to just go with the flow and embrace it," Walker continues. "Before we knew it, All's Well on the Eastern Front was born and we couldn't be more thrilled with the result." We have a feeling you're going to be just as thrilled yourself.
Spin the EP's premiere right here and pick it up tomorrow (November 6) when it officially releases.