Ola Salo's debut EP was released yesterday, worldwide, and I'm happy to report that it's actually pretty good. We've already heard the best two songs, Go On Go On and the fantastic How I Kill. Beyond that, we get the dark and glammy Calling On The Curious and the more bright sounding, string-infused Hamartia. Though I still maintain that Ola's higher register has become a bit shrill of late and his music needs vocal arrangement that accounts for that, I adore this song even so. I'm just overjoyed that Ola is releasing solo material that I actually like. The Ark was such a huge musical touchstone in my life, and it's fun to see what its frontman has evolved into. It turns out, thankfully, that it's not all that different from what I loved so much about the Ark. A full album is out in May, and I'm anxiously looking forward to it! And by "anxiously," I mean that I need it now.
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