Blending elements of rock and country along with their wide-ranging influences, Visitors' exploratory sonics provide a fresh and innovative take of the standard indie rock sound, with an "understated drama that's both accessible and unique." With winding melodies and provocatively textured atmospheric soundscapes, the EP is reminiscent of The National meets David Byrne's solo projects. It's an incredibly cohesive juxtaposition of passionate introspective rumination, and stimulating stream-of-consciousness sounding instrumental breakdowns and ornamentation.
Each track is full of vintage-soul, but with a underlying persevering attitude that's just addictingly charming. The album connotes vibes of those vulnerable RHCP deep cuts, mixed with the existentially pensive experimentalism of the Soronprfbs in the 2014 film Frank. It's definitely an EP that demands emotional investment, but to good measure since it has an effect that drains the negative energy out of your mind, only to leave room for determined forward-thinking visions. Every feeling of Jason Forman's dedicated artistry in writing this record comes through, from his anxiety-ridden thoughts to the nostalgic heart-ache, and even painful self-deprecation. The best moments are indescribable however, and you'll just have to experience them by listening and letting the warmth of those songs engulf you. It's simply invigorating from start to finish.
If you like what you hear, you'll be glad to know that Visitors will be featured in an upcoming Alt Rising Acts interview, where you can get to know the amazing artists behind this great music. Stay tuned for more.