It is scientifically proven that people are more drawn to catchy music. Why? Because catchy music is, in a word, predictable – the human mind can own the songs more easily when it can predict what is to come next. Catchy songs get stuck in your head, and the only way to cure that is to listen to the song again. This being the case, you’re probably going to be stuck in that cycle with The Greater the Risk’s newest release Say What You Never Said. This EP is five songs of predictability – and I mean that in the most positive way possible.
They make me reminiscent of the pop-punk/ alternative era from about 2002 until somewhere around 2007. For example: Farewell, There for Tomorrow, Red Car Wire, etc. But it also sounds comparable to the more pop-based stylings of Man Overboard and at times, is musically similar to New Found Glory. If all of these bands were capable of reproducing, the result would be The Greater the Risk. Youthful lyrics, catchy hooks, guitar riffs, the “breakdowns,” the vocals – all of the above has what it takes to sound like the previously stated bands. But, specifically, the inner-NFG really shines in “Pick Your Poison,” in which there are definitely pop-punk influences hidden amongst the music.
So, if you like catchy music, which I know you all do (seeing as it’s scientifically proven and such), you will like The Greater the Risk’s EP Say What You Never Said. It is catchy, relatable, and they have a female guitarist. Come on.