Album: Lost Worker Bee (EP)
Release Date: 24th July 2015
Genre: Alternative Rock / Indie / Alternative Pop
So during the last year, Elbow (Guy Garvey, Richard Jupp, Craig Potter, Mark Potter & Pete Turner) have all been working on solo and collaboration projects, and this EP is more of a little treat for the fans who may have to wait until next year for another album.
I have been a fan of Elbow’s for the longest time, and each album they put out is always better than the previous one, so when I heard about this highly anticipated EP, I knew I had to have it.
The Lost Worker Bee features 4 brand new tracks: Usually Bright, Roll Call, And It Snowed and Lost Worker Bee.
The opening track Lost Worker Bee is decidedly more jovial than I was expecting. It opens with a beautifully solemn synth, leading into Guy Garvey’s trademark ethereal lyrics and sing song voice. It’s one of those tracks I found myself wanting to play again and again and again, just to get lost in the amazing lyrics and hopeful sound.
Another song that deserves attention is Usually Bright. Starting almost acoustically, it builds up into a perfect little package, coupling Guy Garvey’s brilliant lyric work with a very simple guitar track, almost unnoticeable the more the song progresses.
I am extremely glad that Elbow decided to put this EP out into the world, even if it is just 4 tracks, it’s the fact that they realised their audience may miss having them around whilst their other projects are going on.
Favourite Tracks: Lost Worker Bee and Usually Bright.
For Fans Of: Alt-J, Prides, Hurts.