Trapt – ‘The Fall (Teaser #2)’ EP

Cincinnati-based band Trapt preview their upcoming album The Fall with a compelling new EP, entitled Teaser #2. Five album songs are included within, touting the band’s emotionally charged, hooky alt-rock sound.

“Halo” is a consuming opener. “Thought I was a good man,” a resonating vocal call lets out, thematically gripping in struggles to forgive oneself, beckoning to “send me an angel; I need a light to guide me home.” The guitar-fronted arsenal, with sporadic piano touches, plays melodically alongside the confessional vocal spiritedness. A soaring guitar line at the two-minute mark sends chills alongside backing vocal harmonizing. “Think of You” follows with similarly emotive charm, traversing into the “when I think of you,” outpouring with a commanding sense of momentum.

A resonating EP finale, “Safe Here In The Shade” rides on jangly guitar infectiousness amidst vocals that warn of impending chaos. “When the storm is coming, I come running,” they begin during a replay-inducing chorus, again showcasing the project’s knack for balancing melodic immediacy with emotively compelling lyricism. Trapt impress with a strong rock sound throughout this EP.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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