Awol Nation takes a fusion of punk rock and electro-pop and
make it club-ready. Their 5-track EP Back From Earth receives
points for going out on a limb and making a recording that shows facets
of '70s blues rock in "Sail", '80s power pop in "Guilty
Filthy Soul", and 2000's techno-hop in the dance mixes of "MP"
and "Burn It Down." The lyrics vary from having an anthem
persuasion in "Burn It Down" with words that rally "If
you're feeling like I'm feeling, put your fist through the ceiling,"
to being selfdeprecating, like in "Sail" with verses that
reflect "Maybe I'm a different breed / Maybe I'm always a mystery."
Awol Nation's music is not easy to pin down because they take their
songs in different directions. Their EP is literally a sample of
music taken from three generations of music, and what they deliver
is ready for clubs.
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