The title Deep Space could not be more relevant to the sound of Eisley’s new EP. From track one, there is a consistent ambiance that is present in all five tracks. The first song, “Lights Out,” has a somewhat reverse beginning. Whereas some bands opt to fade out, Eisley fades in. This gives the effect that, like space, the song knows no time boundaries.
Second song “Laugh It Off” is slightly more poppy, yet still has that atmospheric feel thanks to the vocal and instrumental effects. The chill drums, echoed vocals and seemingly rainy synth gave this song a Dido-like sound.
The title track is somewhat a mix of the previous two. The verses are calm and more centered around vocals whereas the choruses are poppy and full; the bridge melds into another sound with a bass and guitar line that has a darkness comparable to Say Anything (think “Yellow Cat/Red Cat”).
The final two songs are wholehearted love songs. “192 Days” sounds like a song straight from the 1920s, which is a smooth pair with the lyrics “make it old fashioned/ ‘cause those were the days that people knew all about true romance.” Closer “One Last Song” mixes a cute waltz with the signature Deep Space ambiance for the shortest four minutes a song will ever feel like, and cleverly fades out just as the first track faded in.
The entirety of the album is well put together and ordered, and has a sound overall more like pre-The Valley Eisley or a female version of Copeland’s You Are My Sunshine. Judging by the work done on Deep Space, it is clear that Eisley is not going to be fading away any time soon.