Album Review: Eisley- Currents

Eisley released their newest album Currents on May 28th. As their fourth full-length album, Currents stands as their best album yet.  Compared to their first album Room Noises, Currents shows they have thoroughly matured, which is expected after a long 8 years of producing full-length albums. It seems with each album and EP, Eisley is maturing more and discovering themselves within their own music. Currents is their most natural album yet, submerging listeners in a sea of soprano filled vocals and perfectly layered instruments. Currents echoes a dream with its whimsical tones and beautiful heartfelt lyrics.

 

The reason for this abundant peacefulness, found from start to finish in this album, is most likely because of the peace the band members have found in their lives this past year. With four out of the five band members becoming new parents recently, Currents is a tale of newfound joy.. This family oriented band’s sense of happiness pours out of each song. With “Shelter‘s” lyrics, “Love, love you are my shelter and Love, love you are my home”, Eisley is proclaiming their emotional security. The song continues to be that very sea of peace ending with, “Nowhere feels like somewhere when I’m in your arms”, an idea that most people have heard before, but Eisley gives this phrase much more meaning.

 

The album’s first song “Currents” is a perfect title track, giving a glimpse of what is to come throughout the album. The relaxing seduction of vocals, guitars, drums, and keyboard, is a powerful and amazing introduction. Each song on Currents has that beautiful awe factor. From Chauntelle Dupree’s vocals in “Millstone” to Stacy King’s keyboard introduction in “Shelter”, the album is surprisingly complete, something that you will listen to multiple times and still hear new things.

 

The vocals are the center of this album; just as the past albums both Stacy King and Sherri DuPree- Bernis’s vocals are breathtaking. Eisley has noticeably become more experimental and daring with their majestic sound. There is more layer, more depth, and more excitement to each song. This album is great, and with the progression each one of Eisley’s albums has made, we can be anticipating the next album to be even greater!

 

2 Comments

  1. Destiny

    July 16, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Just as an FYI, it is not Sherri Dupree-Bemis who sings Millstone, it is Chauntelled Dupree—her first song carrying lead vocals in over 10 years!

  2. Megan Larsen

    July 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks for letting us know, Destiny! I changed it in the article!

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