The EP starts off with Soundcheck, a short-lived opener without any lyrics. It's upbeat, and is accompanied by chugging guitars which makes Soundcheck a great descent into the EP.
Chronic is up next which Layby recently released a video for (watch it below). The song has a deep-rooted heaviness while still maintaining a classic pop punk sound . Chronic is brisk, with enduring lyrics that will leave you singing along after only a few listens. The next song is Where I Stand. At first, the song appears to be a slower, more melodic track but the pace soon increases which creates a striking development throughout.
Kicking & Screaming is the most sentimental on the EP, with honest and expressive lyrics. The song is unhurried and the gang vocals three quarters of the way through are a nice touch, emphasising the sentiment of the song. Finally, Losing Faith is one of the standout tracks from the EP, it has a perfect pop punk formula; a summery, crisp riff, an upbeat tempo and sincere, heartfelt lyrics. Out of all the tracks this is the one that's most susceptible to being put on repeat. The chorus holds a prominent vocal melody that will leave it implanted in your memory.
Life's Great Illusions is out April 20th but you can stream it in full here.
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