Album Review: The Helpless EP by Bend

Album Name: The Helpless EP
Artist: Bend
Year/Label: 2009 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I struggled with this one at first. Very first impression, I liked the piano, but didn’t like the vocals. I thought his voice was too nasal.

Then the next time I thought the vocals were similar to Ben Folds (whom I adore). I hoped it would grow on me. It has.

I now totally hear Ben Folds, especially when he goes into falsetto voice.

It’s fun, up-tempo piano pop with interesting melodies and frenzied piano playing. I mean that in a good way, trust me. Fast and intricate playing with good rhythms.

A fun record of peppy happy-sounding songs.

Track Listing
1. Unpredictable
2. Stronger than Me
3. Helpless
4. Without a Clue
5. Changing of Tides
6. See it Clear
7. Do it With You

[Bend Official Site]

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