Relient K has been on a roll this year. With a new album this summer and a killer tour with Switchfoot currently underway, one would think the Canton, Ohio natives wouldn't have much time for anything else. Well, think again, because Matt, Matt, and friends have bestowed a new EP upon us. Titled The Creepier EP...er is a callback to their Creepy EP from the Anatomy days.
Comprised of three new songs that they recorded while on the road, these tracks are piano-driven, silly, and light, definitely a treat for any Relient K fan. All three songs are upbeat and have a jazz-y vibe to them. "The Halloween Blues" opens the EP, and is a brassy tune, sounding very similar to an old school Halloween song that would be at home at any party this Fall. Matt Thiessen jams out on the piano while singing about Fall and Halloween in Ohio, and how he would always have the blues during this time of the year.
"The Cup" is a silly track that name-drops several different candies in the 3:13 runtime. The lyrics are classic Relient K, but sonically it has a new feel to it, showing the growth that they've all made as musicians, while not forgetting where they started.
"Halloween in Owatonna" closes out the EP, and is the shortest track on the lineup, clocking in at only 1:25. Like most Relient K songs that are a bit heavier, it's short and sweet. Again, Matt sings and reflects on Halloween, while a pounding piano and guitar take prominence on the track.
Overall, The Creepier EP... er feels far too short, but it's great to see that Relient K is still having fun and can still surprise their audience, considering they've been around for nearly 20 years. The Creepier EP is a definite treat for those who are Relient K fans, Fall fans, or anyone in between.
- Review date: 10/30/16, written by Cortney Warner of Jesusfreakhideout.com