A collection of youth, anxiety, the future, and fun, Cale and the Gravity Well’s EP Creation Myths is a solid stamp on today’s culture.
Youth, Explained by Cale and the Gravity Well
In 2013, Lorde sang, “It drives you crazy, getting old,” on track 4 of her debut album. Comparatively, Creation Myths is a perfect display of the craziness felt growing older, wild and joyous. Behind the front that youth is meant to be a party is the anxiety that comes with the unknown. The opener, “Contessa” is aforementioned as being a blatant display of everyday life in indie rock. The rest of the EP is no exception. “Thank You for Sharing” is stripped down compared “Contessa”, but doesn’t lose that meaning and style. The more mellow build of the song is essential to showing the EP’s diversity.
While the other four songs on the EP definitely stand out, “Zambia” is stunning. Bright with production and meticulous with hazy execution. By the same token, the single is mature in its sound, vocals choppy and full of intent.
Of “Zambia,” All Things Go wrote, “This is an addictive one, with call backs to fringe indie rock of the mid-2000’s. They clearly know where they come from and, more importantly, where they’re headed.”
Where rock fits in with culture
Cale and the Gravity Well has a knack for being relevant to their audience. Though the EP is less than 25 minutes long, it carries the depth of a full-length album. Creation Myths is a perfect cocktail of light and dark; “Contessa” and “Fly Eat Spiders” in opposition to each other. In addition to sounding like polar opposites, they also fit perfectly on the same record. Each song has its own interpretation of indie rock that’s fluid and consistent. Orchestral excellence is apparent in the songs as well. Further, the record isn’t just a dependency to synth, it’s an explorative narration of other instruments that compliment the genre.
And it’s still so freakin’ fun to dance to.