Bearings - Nothing Here Is Permanent
Review by Nina Schirmer
Following their recent signing to Pure Noise Records, Canadian pop-punk band Bearings are taking a big step in their career with the release of their new EP Nothing Here is Permanent. With the release of these five new songs, the band is starting off strong and ready to take on the rest of the year. Between their new EP release and future tour plans, there is a lot of excitement rotating around them.
The EP starts off with the track, “Petrichor” an energetic opening track with a catchy chorus that will get listeners singing along pretty quickly. The next track “Spent” has a heavier opening that leads into the dynamic and many swift, melodic changes that flow throughout the song. Lyrically, the track can be taken many ways but what it kind of seems to be about how love is never easy, especially when you don’t agree with someone’s habits.
The third song on the EP, “Letters Home,” is a really pretty track with the softer choice of guitar chords that smooth with the melody of the vocals. With each song, the EP seems to get lyrically more emotional and the words seem to hit harder. The fourth track, “North Hansen” for instance, talks about someone that was in the hospital with cancer and how difficult that is to see and the fear of losing that person. The lyrics definitely hit hard when vocalist Doug Cousins sings “I still call your answering machine.”
The fifth track, “Makeshift” is a perfect closing song to the EP. The fun energy of the track mixing with heavier instrumentals and powerful ending leave a very memorable impression. Bearings have established a unique blend of pop-punk with their own twist of indie melody and a dash of a rock dynamic. The release of Nothing Here is Permanent is definitely going to be sending Bearings towards something big.
LISTEN TO: “North Hansen” or “Makeshift”
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