Mayberry’s “Beautiful Mess EP” Lacks Prowess but is Filled with Captivating Pop-Anthems

2016-06-15_11h25_55While currently unknown to the world, this pop band from South Texas blends traditional pop rhythms and subtle electro-infused hooks they ensure they will reach the summit of pop-radio soon. The EP isn’t necessarily beautiful, but it’s also not a mess, just something squeezed in between them. I’ll be adding the majority of the songs to my main Spotify playlists when it comes out July 22nd.

WILDFIRE – EMS: B-

Wildfire is somewhat unique, yet is overshadowed by a generic chorus that extinguishes any sparks that may have developed. Hopefully, it’s radio appeal is embraced, though, as it’s catchy enough to reel you in for another play.

ON TOP OF THE WORLD – EMS: C+

Mayberry shifts from pop to a hazy blend of pop/rock that doesn’t necessarily make for a great combination. The song’s length also is too short to make a considerable impact, but it’s explosive bridge does add a slight amount of replay value.

SAY WHAT YOU WANT FROM ME – EMS: C

Burdened by static and poor sound mixing, Say What You Want From Me builds up to a lackluster chorus that sounds odd when followed by a somewhat substantial pop-verse.

DON’T BE SHY – EMS: B

Resembling old Maroon 5 and their off-beat pop/rock fusion, Don’t Be Shy is “Beautiful Mess”‘s greatest contender for hit single as it boasts a radio-ready beat and a memorable chorus.

FIND MY WAY – EMS: C+

Folk-driven pop made popular by bands such as Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers have a usual style and simplicity that allow them to crossover into the mainstream and Find My Way definitely tries to match that form but it doesn’t quite work. Despite a desirable chorus, the surrounding verses lack the appeal to keep one’s attention and it slowly fades to another forgettable pop song.

COMING HOME TO YOU – EMS: B+

Lead vocalist Esteban Rodriguez finds his perfect key as Coming Home To You leisurely serenades your ears. This track leaves its mark and is a worthy song to call the EP’s best.

“Beautiful Mess EP” will be avaiable July 22nd, and you can pre-order the EP on itunes here

Listen to Wildfire here:

Also listen to Mayberry’s previous songs: