The 5-track EP is a record that I believe young listeners would feel is very relatable. The music is energetic and enjoyable while the lyrics are those you can easily vibe with.
Last February, Pop Punk artist L E A released her second EP “Happy Never Ending”. As someone who was a teenager in the late 00s and early 10s (2000s not 1900s as I am not a vampire), the Pop Punk scene was the bread and butter for my mental health. So as the EP ignited the flames of nostalgia in the little emo boy inside of me, I could not let it pass without a review!
The 5-track EP is a record that I believe young listeners would feel is very relatable. The music is energetic and enjoyable while the lyrics are those you can easily vibe with. Enough of the general talk, and let’s get into specifics. Here are three things I loved about ‘Happy Never Ending” by L E A.
Catchy melodies and boomy guitars
Right from the very first track, “Happy Never Ending” clearly shows its intention to entertain listeners with its heavy guitars and catchy melodies. “FU LOL” commences with slamming beats with a riff that quickly grabs attention. “I Guess I Like You Anyway” has a melody that brings back golden-age Pop Punk memories. In general, the record is rich in these ear-catching melodies, and what is more impressive is their variety, something we will dive into later.
One of the best features of Pop Punk music is that it speaks directly to the listener, expressing thoughts and situations we all go through and the emotions that surround them. As mentioned earlier, L E A perfectly reflects that in “Happy Never Ending” with her lyrics. But a message is nothing without the messenger delivering it and luckily for us listeners, L E A is one of those artists who have the talent of perfectly delivering their lyrics with the passion it deserves. This might seem like a bland quality, but trust me, I have been eternally disappointed by some vocalists not being able to reflect the meaning of some great lyrics with their voices. L E A was able to show feelings of stress, sadness, anxiety, happiness, love, and excitement with her voice in 5 songs.
For a five-track EP, the diversity in “Happy Never Ending” is quite impressive. I already praised the energy in tracks like “FU LOL” and “I Guess I Like You Anyway”, but the EP also has “Like Yesterday”, a slower and lighter song with a different kind of energy. The listener will definitely not get bored as the EP takes them through this musical journey. The addition of Bemo Rouge and the iconic Kellin Quinn on vocals was also a brilliant touch adding a different contrast to the vocals.
I would recommend “Happy Never Ending” to fans of Pop Punk and Alternative Rock in general. It is a great EP by L E A that shows a promising talent that I am eager to hear more from.