Posted on May 11, 2021
The Beaches are back with their provocative pop-rock sound on the future lovers EP. Two years after the release of their last EP, The professional, future lovers is an interesting sequel.
“Bad Behavior” begins with a riff that nods to the Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go” before launching into a singalong-worthy hymn that is entirely Beaches’ signature sound, until to the call and vocal response between lead singer Jordan Miller and his band mates.
True to the band’s Toronto roots, the EP is filled with lyrics that make reference to recognizable local landmarks and characters, including the Summerville Pool, Mississauga, the King West Ward, the Bovine Sex Club, and member Emmett Webb. Goodbye Honolulu. In “Blow Up”, Miller recalls better times by recalling a night in his hometown.
Always upbeat, the Beaches have never been afraid to talk about their sexuality (“He whispers my name in an empty space / Hope I hear him when he says / ‘I wish we were alone'” on “Slow Mo “), be young and have fun (” I wanna dance ’til I’m fired, right? “On” Blow Up “), and be successful against enemies (” The boys in the band, just like their fathers, give us some punk rock advice / Said we better if we stop writing about all the girl stuff “on” Let’s Go “).
The EP ends with the keyboard ballad, “You Don’t Owe Me Anything,” which sustains an intimate Miller vocal note as guitars and drums ramp up for an epic instrumental finale, before fading away. towards a satisfactory end.
future lovers exudes a confident, shameless femme fatale energy and consolidates the beaches as one of the greatest modern rock groups in Canada. After two excellent EPs, their second album, which has not yet been announced, will hopefully live up to the high expectations they have set for themselves. (Universal)