Off The Record – E.P FOCUS – Escape To Paradise, New Politics

Have you ever wanted To listen to a new band or musician and not sure where to start? Well, instead of listening to their commercial music, why not start with something off the album first!  Today we look at the brand new E.P by The New Politics – Escape To Paradise

Holy Grail

This song has a real paradise sound to it and as a really uplifting beat throughout that creates this summer and relaxing sound. It is a different sound to the albums before this E.P but it still has the essence and elements of the band and you can still hear the influences of the band shine through. I feel this song mixes elements of the reggae genre into this rock alternative world. The lyrics are uplifting and feels like it is creating a musical melody that is missing in the music industry at the moment – cheery and relaxed whilst also being loving.


One theory I always live by with music is that if a album or EP is named after a certain track on the album then you know that it is going to be something special and stand out amongst the others. This song is beautiful it yet again has a tropical feel to it and you can feel elements of reggae sounds intertwine but it is the chorus with the electronic sound that really shine through and make this a stand out track. It is a feel good song and that is a great decision to place it in the centre of the E.P. Near the end of the song there is talking part and it works so well and really creates another element of depth to the song.

Wishing Well

This song has a lot of drama of it compared to the other songs on this album, its funny there are three songs and to me it feels like it is all elements of the sun – I am not sure if that is what they are going for. The first song feels like the jollyiness of the sunrise, the middle song feels like you are enjoying the sun and this song feels like the sun is setting and your emotions and feelings become more intense as the sound has elements of this. The song has the elements of anxiety you have when you over think things and this really is a great song to end the album on. It still has the elements of reggae hints mixed with alternative and it is really catchy.

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