The Honesty – Find Comfort Here EP
Record Label: None
Release Date: November 1, 2011
So much has changed for The Honesty since the release of 2010’s The Things We’ll Never Know that it’s practically a different band. Female vocalist Tasha Gilbreath is no longer in the band, making The Honesty now solely the project of Mikey Davis. Sure enough, this monumental line-up change proves to the be the best move that could have been made, as Find Comfort Here is light years ahead of the former EP, inevitably due to the change in vocals.
We hear first hand exactly how much better Davis fits on vocals than Gilbreath immediately, as the re-done “Warning!” with Davis on vocals is much more enjoyable this time around. Now, the raw vocal delivery is much more pleasing – not that Gilbreath was a poor vocalist, only that Davis’ croon fits the style better, now craning toward the pop-punk end of the spectrum. “Runaway” services to be the best track The Honesty has put forth thus far, with grating vocals and racing guitar lines paving the way to this track of chasing dreams. Lastly, easily being the fastest most in-your-face track on the short EP, “The Way Out” comes across as an anthem, propelled by pounding drums, piercing guitar work, and the raw, coarse vocal delivery.
Short and to the point, Find Comfort Here is the first insight into the new vision of The Honesty. Proving the line-up and style changes made are clearly for the best, this EP allows Davis to reinvent himself, as the new pop-punk more rock-oriented style exercised suits Davis’ musical and vocal style in the best way possible. There’s no question that Find Comfort Here will garner many new fans for The Honesty, leaving us anxious for what’s to come.