EP Review: The Cab – Lock Me Up

keepcabToday’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.

Rating: 4 out of 8 slices
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2 thoughts on “EP Review: The Cab – Lock Me Up”

  1. Finally, someone who feels similarily to me! Every single review of Lock Me Up I’ve read so far has been extremely positive. But as far as my tastes are concerned, I’m really disappointed with this collection of songs. I’m especially disappointed with DeLeon’s use of autotune on every track. He has an incredible voice, and there is no need for him to hide it behind thick production. Also, I don’t know what happened to the rockier sound they had that was present on Symphony Solider, but I really, really miss it. :( I know they’re more of a pop band, but this is too much for me. And after 3 years, I don’t think they’ve given us their best. These songs sound thrown together last minute.

  2. Finally, someone who feels similarily to the way I do. Every single review I’ve read so far of Lock Me Up has been extremely positive. As far as my tastes go, though, I’m extremely disappointed in this collection of songs. I’m especially disappointed with DeLeon’s use of autotune on every track! He has a wonderfully smooth voice, and there is no need for him to hide it in thick production. Where his voice used to soar and be the centrepiece of most songs, it falls short. I don’t know where their rockier sound went that they played with on Symphony Solider, but I miss it. I know they’ve always had a bit of a pop influence, but that rock style gave it attitude. The EP itself sounds very disingenuous, with little room for instrument creativity or soloing. There’s too much going on production-wise. There are good musical moments – few and far in between, but they are there. I don’t even recognize this Cab, and I don’t know if I want to.

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