Taking introspective lyrics and layering them with up to five-part harmonies, along with a violin and spacey guitar licks, OWEL's debut LP with Equal Vision, Dear Me, takes listeners on a rollercoaster of emotions that never rushes, while still leaving us wanting more. Think early As Tall As Lions (R.I.P.). “Slow” and “Pale Soft Light” perfectly introduce what to expect throughout, while “I Am Not Yours” brings some feel-good vibes. Once in a blue moon, a group has a sound so captivating, it can take the stage with just about any artist or genre. Equal Vision seems to have found such a sound in OWEL.
Score: 8 out of 10
Equal Vision Records
Producer: Jay Sakong, Kevin Dye