Who Should Buy This: Dancers, people with individualistic tendencies, people who like rock and soul-inspired music, and those who want to feel the beat in their hearts.
Album: Legendary EP
Artist: Welshly Arms
Genre: alternative, rock, soul
Music Rating: 9/10
Lyrics Rating: 9/10
Sounds Like: The Delta Saints, Needtobreathe, Rival Sons
Best thing About this Album: The heart and grit that is present in every musical moment from start to finish.
One thing I wish was different: “Never Be the Same” wasn’t really my cup of tea, but it’s mostly a stylistic thing, and I can’t really point to any serious technical deficits. It’s bluesy and sassy and fun.
Website: Welshly Arms
Anie’s Favorite: Who We Are
This is a playlist of all of the songs from the album that will automatically play through the whole EP. To skip to a particular song, click on the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner.
To title an EP as Legendary is a bold move, but you don’t have to get very far into this EP to find that it has more than earned its name.
With brash guitars, persistent piano, bass that won’t quit, and an amazing balance of both soothing and gritty vocals, this EP really packs a punch from start to finish. The bluesy, soul, and rock & roll influences are obvious, but pure heart is what drives these tunes and really pushes the EP to the next level.
I was undoubtedly taken with the insistent strength musically, but the lyrics on these tracks are definitely worth talking about as well. Thematically speaking, I might summarize the EP as an unapologetic celebration of self-worth and confidence.
Here are some of my favorite lines from each track to give you a better lyrical sample of the whole album. Take a look and then take a listen!
“Got this feeling in our souls we carry. It’s about to be legendary.” — Legendary
“It’s what we’re made of. It’s who we are.” — Who We Are
“I ain’t ever done ’til I’m the one.” — The Only
“I would have to change my name, ’cause I will never be the same.” — Never Be the Same
That’s it. If you loved these songs as much as I did, please consider supporting Welshly Arms by purchasing the album from their website or on your favorite digital music store (iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, etc.)
And holler at me in the comments! I’d love to talk to you all about this album.