Someone Just Like You - Hearts on Fire
Record Label: Unsigned
Release Date: December 2008
Someone Just Like You is a newer band out of Lynchburg, Virginia. The band released their fist EP, Hearts on Fire, last year for free on their myspace, and have since gone on a few DIY tours around the area to build a name for themselves. The band plans to go into the studio later this spring to record their followup.
The EP itself is pretty good. It starts with the song the album is titled for, "Hearts on Fire." It builds from the beginning into a chorus with a great hook. The second track, "One Floor Down," starts slower and slowly builds through the verse into the chorus. "Not Yours to Keep" ends the album on a quick pace with more hooks and catchy instrumentals throughout.
In the end, "Hearts on Fire" is a pretty good listen, especially for the price. The band has shown that they have what it takes to capture listeners in their songs. They hold true to bands that have come before them, while still creating their own sound for their own record. Someone Just Like You still has places to go, but they've made a good step forward with Hearts on Fire.