You may have already heard of emotional singer/songwriter Harry Myers, also known as Thoreau from his interviews, reviews, works, or playlists with popular music accounts such as Billboard, Trap Nation, and many more, but you’re going to want to make sure you listen to his new EP Reflections that was just released. This entire EP is built up of the emotions that you may feel throughout a relationship which makes his music not only enjoyable, but also relatable.
“In For” and “Afraid” are the most upbeat tracks that you will hear on the album, and also some of the most emotional. These songs describe fear, weaknesses, and emotions that you have to push through and learn how to live with throughout life and relationships. And every single track has this smooth, intense and robust soundscape that makes the EP an easy listener with a few friends, or the backdrop at a big party. It fits into so many environments sonically that we’re actually impressed by it. This EP resembles some aspects from the pop genre, but also R&B which gives it a different feel from the usual singer/songwriter likeness.
Make sure to check out the new Reflections EP, and you will not be disappointed!
“Off My Back” is artist’s Thoreau’s latest promising track. To me, the track feels very uplifting and empowering. “Off My Back” is a pop track with hints of an electronic sound. Thoreau is joined by Chloe Tang on vocals. The song starts with lyrics, “I want to meet your family, I want to make you happy- the way you hit me up you only want to feel my body.” This tells the tale of a toxic relationship that is not worth pursuing anymore with the lyric “shut the f**k up, I know that I’ve got some problems, but you are the one who messed up- I can’t wait to get you off my back.” This song is an easy listen as it is relatable in the “I only want you when I know I messed up” theme. With its infectious beat and relatable message, Thoreau’s “Off My Back” makes for a summer hit.
When you hear the name Thoreau, you might be thinking of Henry David’s daguerreotype. Well, here to take a completely fresh spin on the name is Denver based Thoreau (irl Harry Myers) just dropped his single,“Like We Used To”, featuring Jeris. Thoreau has seen love from Trap Nation, and was even reposted by The Chainsmokers. An electronic beat paired with emotion-infused vocals makes for a solid song from Thoreau. Thoreau will also be releasing his debut EP later in 2018, which is looking to be quite well received. Teeming with of-the-moment vibes, “Like We Used To” fits right into the modern music scene. With lines like “What if I was being honest/For the first time in a long time”, “Like We Used To” hits the heart and ears in all the right ways. It encapsulates the desire for things to be as they once were in a relationship. One of the most interesting aspects of this song is that even though the subject matter is rather deep, it’s still danceable, and is infused with electronica. We’re looking forward to hearing more from Thoreau throughout 2018 — keep your ears and eyes open for more!