Kinder Than Wolves Announces April 15 Mean Something EP Release
Orlando trio Kinder Than Wolves announces the release of their debut EP Mean Something, due out April 15. The first single, “Hazel Days,” is available as an approved downloadable mp3. Delicate and hazy, the EP gently smolders like a cool blue flame. The shy flicker of the guitar is an invitation to step into the waterfall of sound on display.
For Kinder Than Wolves the process of writing and recording their first album was a collaborative effort. All three members are audio engineers by trade, but it was singer and guitarist Paige Coley who produced, engineered, and mixed the EP in their converted studio/home. Coley says, “The title ‘Mean Something’ was chosen partly as a reminder for our future selves to remember why we make music.” Coley, combines her aqueous vocals with Ryan Snow’s shimmering guitar and Grant Freeman’s rolling drums.
Though the group resides in Orlando, their sound feels like a completely different continent altogether. Songs like “Mean Something” place the listener closer to the shoegazed rainy streets of London where the ambient guitar tones wander somewhere in between the hours just before midnight. The entire EP brings a crescendo of guitar swells through variant and confident drum rhythms, while the songs reflect on the serenity of youth and the bittersweet memories that often fade and follow.
A sense of nostalgia encompasses “Hazel Days’” lyrical content. Coley says, “The melodies and lyrics are meant to bring the listener to their past and reflect on it.” Just as the past is a constantly changing memory, the theme is reflected through the tempo and musical variation. The lyric “Talking like it’s fact/and taking like it’s owed” allude to the biases and sepia lights that memories cast on our past.
Mean Something Track Listing
- Hazel Days
- Mean Something
- Make You Feel
About Kinder Than Wolves
Made up of three audio engineers, Kinder Than Wolves consisting of Paige Coley (vocals, guitar), Ryan Snow (guitar), and Grant Freeman (drums), radiates a hazy shade of gray on their sunny Orlando, Florida setting with their debut EP, Mean Something, due out April 15.