MOVEMENTS: Feel Something

Feel Something



LOUD AND SAD: Feel Something, the follow-up to Movements’ emotive debut EP Outgrown Things, serves up a similar taste of euphonic verses, cool vibes, and reflective lyricism packed with a punch of incessant sadness. It’s easy to set the Orange County quintet apart from upcoming acts alike, being equipped with a sound and restless energy that is admirably their own. “Without a struggle there can’t be progress,” frontman Patrick Miranda reminds us in the emo punk opener “Full Circle”—a raw confessional that lingers with an introspective spoken word ending. “Colourblind” is a woozy whirlwind reminiscent of early 2000s pop punk and the likes of Mayday Parade, delicate with discomfort and self-doubt. Visions of reassurance and a temporary escape pour from tunefully charismatic tracks like “Third Degree” and “Daylily.” Other songs on Feel Something offer breathing space, like the stripped-down counterweight “Fever Dream” —“‘Cause I wanna feel something, stuck in a fever dream.” A set of mostly sad songs tinged with thin hope, Feel Something is tender hearted and quite dynamic. Comforting distortion lies within acute instrumentation, tying the loose ends of this much anticipated album together through tight musicianship, pure emotion, and the need to feel. ~ Danielle Deschamps