Six years after his “Signals Internalized” release, Feyer breaks into the 2023 music scene with his “Bridging the Gaps” EP. A bit tongue-in-cheek, the synth-filled record broaches the ambivalence many weathered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ’80s glam and synth-indie rock soundscape circling many of the record’s tracks invoke nostalgia, and the lyrics are relatable.
I gravitated toward “Working Nights And Weekends,” the sixth song on the EP. Lyrically, Feyer gave an accurate perspective of the social hardships many who lack the typical 9-to-5, Monday-to-Friday work schedule go through.
“Maybe we can get together / When do you get off? / At 7? That’s when I start / I have no idea if and when we can get together at all.”
“Anything Better to Do” is a catchy tune with exquisite percussion and the first track of the EP. The keyboard portion hidden in the background during the verses favors “Africa” by Toto, but not identical.
The rhythm during the bridge part resembles “Take On Me” by A-ha. It’s one of the most nostalgic tracks on “Bridging the Gaps.”
The third track, “Could’ve Been Pretend,” has a playful sound and a rhythm similar to “Anything Better to Do.” The layers of melodic voices and the note movements make the song attractive. The chorus’s unexpected yet intriguing choppy part (around the 1:42 mark) gives it an exciting touch, as well as the teasing pause at 1:49.
“Behind Closed Doors” is more somber and intimate, giving the listener a raw glimpse at Feyer’s natural vocal talent as he sings about struggling to grasp someone’s thoughts and emotions.
More, voicemails in between tracks are a nice peculiar touch.
It took Feyer a few years to create this masterpiece, unleashing all of that dubiety into the EP and connecting with listeners who have felt the same.
“This EP was birthed out of the Covid-19 pandemic, when everything felt so uncertain. Outwardly with the uncertainty in the world, but inwardly too, I was struggling with my own future and the future of the music world in general. So, I hunkered down in my home studio and continued making the music I felt passionate about. This album, released steadily over the last few years, will complete a 2-year-long creative journey that is essentially closing out both a full musical chapter and my 20s as a whole.”
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Written by Taylor Berry