Most introductions are great examples of what is in store for the listener, here the “intro” track on Harmless Melodies is a quick flash into the grease fire that seems uncontainable. The percussion is rapid but shows consistency within following the lines and creating a foundational roadmap for the guitar and vocals to trail alongside with. Everything on “Intro” creates flow and seems both monumental but also easygoing. It is a dichotomy of richness that is less rigid and bold, but more loose and human.
The following of “A Little While” is dreamy, illustrating some sense of a theme within the 25-minute release. The seven tracks are pleasant and snug, almost as if they were a favorite sweater that instantly releases dopamine. With a flood of emotion on that fuzz-ridden bass, Yellow Days becomes more emotional and dramatic here. The storm grows overhead and Harmless Melodies pours out through this passionate frame of being. Also being the longest track on the record, “A Little While” rides along with this approachable handshake that never skews or strays too far from the beaten path. It is a traversal that takes time warming up to, but Harmless Melodies is powerful and creative at its core.
Harmless Melodies is fairly easy on the ears and while the vocals could take time to get accustomed to, Yellow Days is a treat within this fading sea of sound. Before the clouds are gone and the sky turns clear, every piece of the record combines to form a singular blast of moody, but hopeful looks to the horizon.