Despite a different sound from their previous EP, June Divided feels “right at home” with Body Wars. With these six songs, it’s easy to see why – the EP builds in intensity and color, adding strength with each track.
Beginning with the light and airy Firestarter, June Divided sets the tone for a unique EP. Through lead singer Melissa Menago’s clear tones and a dreamy, catchy chorus, it’s already clear that Body Wars is bound to be a hit. The EP builds from there, increasing power as the songs progress, and while the second half is definitely stronger, each track has a different twist. I Didn’t Mind, showing off Menago’s lower register, uses faded guitar to add an eerie quality to vocals that feel like they could cut through glass. That low-octave power continues through Take, a wild and funky track with almost overpowered vocals, and Shine, the highlight of the EP that includes dancing bass lines and suave synth undertones.
In the middle of a cold and overcast winter day, I needed something to warm me up. Thankfully, June Divided has a warm, sunny EP to bring back memories of summer with Body Wars. Although I may still be cold, I’m at least distracted with entrancing choruses and catchy hooks. Go check out June Divided’s Body Wars, out now!