No artist gains legitimacy without true energy or passion. The best artists aren’t merely influenced by such passion, but that passion transfers itself into their work. You can’t find a better infusion of passion in music today than in Polymath’s debut EP Plymth. Each track is filled with this raw, emotional energy that not only influences the band, but is their chief driving force.
The Anderson, South Carolina-based group is held their EP release concert on April 8 at Anderson University, and performed again at Anderson’s Oolabaloo Musical Festival. Each member of the group brings something unique and inspiring to the table, and the combination of their talents is symptomatic of a project destined for artistic success. Their sound is like something between Foster the People and Smashing Pumpkins, but it’s also something entirely new and inimitable.
Polymath a Sum Greater than its Parts
Plymth starts off with “Paranoicosis (Whale Roads),” which immediately immerses you in the group’s energetic, passionate electronica. “Chinese New Year,” the group’s most popular track judging by its reception at live shows, features the same general sound, but with an added nostalgic tone that reflects the track’s pensive lyrics. “Mathematical Impossibilities” takes on a more sober tone with its frustrated lyrics: “I’m tired of answers to questions that don’t really matter.”
“Trend” begins with deep, rolling guitar riffs and bass, as well as an energetic drum line. It also takes a deep look into personal failure and shortcoming: “Forgive me Lord of my sin / so I can sin again.” The track takes a Chekhovian approach to the subject with raw, brutal honesty.
Behind Polymath’s ability to energize crowds with the emotional energy of their EP is a deep-rooted passion for art. Marcel Duchamp said “I don’t believe in art, I believe in artists.” Without good artists, art will be voiceless. Polymath is filled with artists who will be a voice for art, and we expect great things to come from the group.
To download Polymath’s EP Plymth for free or listen to it on Spotify.