Line em’ Up EP
Talk about a perfect collaboration — Mindy White from the band Lydia and Bryan and Stephen Laurenson from Copeland are off to a perfect start with their newly-founded band States after recently releasing their first EP Line ‘em Up.
After bands Copeland and Lydia split up earlier this year, there was word that White and the Laurensons would be working together on some promising new music, and they have definitely delivered.
The EP consists of six songs, all catchy in their own way. Although classified as a “pop” album, Line ‘em Up has its own indie-rock flavour, throwing in a number of acoustics to back up White’s prominent vocals.
Strong and creative lyrics are found in every single song, and States has proven that they have something brand new to bring to the table.
The album starts off dominant with songs “Anxious” and “Falling For,” likely the strongest of the batch vocally and instrumentally. From there, States slows down the mood with songs “Another Chapter” and “Asleep,” showcasing both artistic lyrics and White’s inspiring vocal talent.
If this is what we can expect from States in their music to come, they have full potential to do this for the long run.
— Jesica Hurst