Today’s the day many Cab fans have waited for. Not only is today The Cab Day, but also the day that the band released new music after three years. We could hear fans cheer from all around the world. But unfortunately for fans that were hoping for a new yet nostalgic release, The Cab’s newest release, five-track EP Lock Me Up, sounds nothing like The Cab we remember.
The first song on the EP, “Lock Me Up”, is exceedingly sexual. It is most definitely the “Animal” of this EP. The beat is fantastic, it is extremely catchy and portrays a rock and roll vibe. The following song, “Moon”, reminds me of a lot of different things. A mix of La Roux’s “Bulletproof”, Fall Out Boy’s “Death Valley” and Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” when he sings the words, “Right here right now we’ll leave this crowd”. The lyrics are great and it’s very upbeat, but where’s the originality?
“Numbers” is a very R&B track and different from the first two songs. It’s your typical love song and most definitely the “Endlessly” and “Angel with a Shotgun” of this EP. The second to last song “Stand Up” sounds nothing like The Cab and if that is what they wanted then they got it. I would have never expected to hear DeLeon rapping in a track. It is very weird, very different, and very upbeat. The final song on the EP, “These Are the Lies”, is your typical break up song with a R&B, Justin Timberlake vibe.
Overall, this EP is completely different from what The Cab used to do. This EP is a little all over the place and I’m not sure if I liked it. The genre of each song was completely different from the next and it makes me wonder if The Cab knows what type of band they are because this EP, although very catchy, is a mess. I know it sounds harsh, but this band has had three years and I was expecting a lot more from them. I’m really hoping that their album that’s to be released soon sounds a lot more in sync than this EP. I really do love The Cab’s music, but this was a little bit of a disappointment.
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