Artist: This is She
Title: ‘Nobody is Ok’
Overall Album Vibe: The This is She’s story got its start back in 2009 when band vocalist Alana Grace was performing as a solo act on the Warped Tour and was backed by fellow musicians Ryan Folden (drums) and Christian Paul Meadows (guitar). Fast forward to 2011 when Grace found herself in need of a full band and she contacted Folden and Meadows and This is She was born. ‘Nobody is Okay’ is the band’s debut release. The 6-track EP offers up a Indie rock meets dubstep sound. While its Grace’s soaring vocals that draw you in to the songs it’s the array of distorted and electronic parts that keep your attention. The first track and lead single from the EP is, “Grow Up.” The song is built around a past relationship in Grace’s personal life and is filled with electronic elements that play well against its guitar and drum parts. The track, “Ghost,” has a catchy beat that drives it. The last track I want to talk about is the title track, “Nobody is Okay.” When the track first started with the repetitive and jumpy sounds found on it I thought that the batteries in my cd player were going dead but as I listened more I realized that it was part of the frenzy filled style of the song that pits hard edged guitar and drum parts against its repetitive electronic and sampled elements.
Review Tagline: On their debut EP, ‘Nobody is Ok’ This is She offers up a powerful two-headed juggernaut of rock meets electronic music.
Standout Tracks: “Grow Up”, “Ghost”, “Nobody is Okay”
Review by C.W. Ross