Local band The Milestones recently dropped their EP titled Honey, a collection of four songs titled “Edgar Allen Poe”, “UFO”, “Shadow Enemies”, and “True Love Never Waits”. All of the songs are guaranteed to remind you of someone, or something in your life, that made you feel something. Whether that be a good or bad memory, this EP will make you feel everything.
The first song is “Edgar Allen Poe”, their most rock-and-roll song on this EP, with intense guitar work and a more head-banging beat than the other songs. This song starts slower then erupts into heavy instrumentals. The band has a Kings of Leon sound as they sing about a girl who is not around anymore. “I fell for you I was so naive, now I am dead on the ground beneath that willow tree”, sings the band in this emotionally-charged song, that also provides a more empowering beat to an otherwise sad song.
“UFO” follows “Edgar Allan Poe”, a more alternative-indie sounding song than the previous harder rock tune. This song talks about a girl that every guy wants, and every girl would want to be. This girl takes no mess from anyone, and loves a good time. This song is a catchy, dance-inducing beat, singing about this girl saying “so she stands beside me, just wanted you to know”, as a way to let everyone know about this perfect girl. This song features a hardcore drum and guitar solo towards the end of the tune, a unique touch to an otherwise more mellow song.
The next, slightly more mellow (although not entirely) song on this EP is “Shadow Enemies”, another sadder tune, touching on the demise of a relationship. This girl is essentially leaving because of issues that the couple has had, saying that she can no longer put up with the mess that she’s been dealt from the guy. This song is relatable to many, and the chorus is, to me, the most powerful chorus on this album. This song has a way of striking an emotional chord (or maybe I’m just more emotional than most), and making the listener want to drop all the bad things in their life.
As a fitting goodbye, the final song is titled “True Love Never Waits”, a song that is about exactly what it sounds like. This is a slower love ballad (although not quiet), with more uplifting guitar solos. This song does not necessarily inflict a negative or positive vibe on the listener, but is essentially up to how the listener interprets the situation. This song is a solid ending to the EP, and leaves the listener wanting more.