Review: Tentative Plans – Still
Artist: Tentative Plans
Album: Still (EP)
Released: July 7, 2017
With their latest EP “Still,” Ambler-based indie pop duo Tentative Plans has a collection of six mostly-mellow tunes which address the changes and challenges of love.
Indeed, relationships are a prevalent theme on “Still,” with somber ballad “Not the Same” lamenting the divergent paths of two former lovers at the end of a relationship. “Disappear” occupies a similar emotional space, while being supported by a pensive groove that adds to the intensity of an atmospheric track.
Musically, “Still” has a dreamy, ambient quality dominated by cool keyboard tones, tender guitar work, and the soothing vocals of frontwoman Cait Kellagher. The guitar picking on “The Borderline” provides a nice complement to Kellagher’s melancholy over time apart from a loved one, and makes the song an intriguing candidate for a stripped-down, acoustic version. Dynamically speaking, closing track “Here” takes the cake with its powerful instrumental arrangement that provides depth to its swelling, sweet, and simple chorus.
Getting Out Alive
Not the Same