Recorded during a historic polar vortex that left the quartet isolated in their house-turned-studio, forthcoming EP So Little to Say is an introduction to the dynamic and captivating energy of The Kelseys: four full-time college students / full-time indie rockers. The maximalist ‘80s-pop-inspired sound of So Little to Say is a far cry from their previous releases, exploring new sonic pallets and lyrical depths, from the complacency of the everyman to the transience of growth. The sound and lyrics of So Little to Say venture into uncharted territory for The Kelseys, but, at its core, the EP embodies creativity fostered through the interconnectedness of its creators: Josh Cukier, Evan Dennis, Peter Kwitny, and Liam O’Toole.
To whet appetites for the release, This Life releases May 17th – the first taste of the quintets new chapter. Balancing an introspective yet relatable lyrical narrative with their trademark optimism, The Kelseys have a hit on their hands and are soon to become an indie-rock household name.
Since the release of their debut single, Head Over Heels, as freshman in college, The Kelseys have opened for acts such as Atlas Genius, The Happy Fits, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, and even Bernie Sanders. In April of 2018, the band released their second single, the guitar-driven Beyond Repair before beginning the recording of their first EP, Summer Light. Released in September 2018, Summer Light is comprised of four tracks that fuse together the stylings of indie powerhouses like Walk the Moon, Vampire Weekend, and Young the Giant.
So Little to Say will be available on all platforms Summer 2019.
Speaking to the motivation behind This Life, The Kelseys share:
“After completing work on our first EP, Summer Light, we wanted to expand our breadth. To think more about every line. To make songs that were clever and meaningful and lasting even if they weren’t heard or understood that way. But, above all, we wanted them to be fun. We wanted them to be easy. And “This Life” is that. Lyrically, “This Life” examines concepts of dialogue and understanding. “This Life” questions the obstacles that we impose on our own growth – our biases, our unfounded beliefs, our personal history. In contrast, “This Life” questions the pressure to have answers for our surroundings. In the opening lines, the treatise of the song is made clear: “hellbent/ on a life spent/ knowing all the answers.”