Nestled somewhere between Neil Young-esque vocal tones and a poppier, darker My Morning Jacket, The Overture‘s EP “As We Change” sounds like a soundtrack born out of the grey Danish sky.
First track, “The Overture” sounds like a sigh. Band mastermind and lead vocalist Aske F. Ruhe pulses rhythmically on the chorus, but the melancholy is still there. Subdued guitar solo and moody synth pads underpin throughout.
The next tracks see The Overture maintaining this tone. Melodious vocals weave sleepily around guitars smooth and jagged. On “A River Running Wild”, the band sound like a grimmer Magic Numbers, but just as beautiful. A late guitar solo departure on an otherwise conventional alt-country electronic number lifts the track above more middle of the road contemporaries.
Touches like this keep the EP with a sense of unpredictability, showcasing the band’s genre hopping style. It is when The Overture embrace varied influences and styles that the band shines.