Label: Lövely Records
Priest is a synthpop trio formed around 2011 and came alive at the end of 2017. After the debut “New Flesh” released in 2017 as well as various live shows in Europe, they have been gaining a passionate fan-base. They have already guaranteed a great start with “New Flesh” and so after this great peak, the band decided to tease us with the new EP “Obey”.
“Obey” delivers us sexy and seducing synths combined with the amazing dynamic sound. From the first spin, this EP will be the love at first sight for the ones that loved “New Flesh” and the gate to Priest’s colorful world for the new fans. Each song represents the essence of the band but also their perspective of synthpop/futurepop. A nice surprise is also the Radiohead cover “Street Spirit”, which adds a nice dimension to the EP.
One aspect I enjoy with each spin is the fact that the melodies or the ‘atmosphere’ in each song get stuck in your head. This concept is quite similar to “New Flesh”, where the band also introduced many melodies and elements but this time, we get to see a rather pop/electronic sound in a more mainstream approach. Combined with a well-done production and versatile vocal color, these aspects make this EP just the perfect earcandy that the listener will wanna devour the 30 minutes again and again! Especially the songs “Ceremony” and “Neuromancer” are great examples of how Priest interprets this genre in their own style and manner.
A rather nice twist comes at the end of the EP with “Tria Prima 2”, an almost 7-minute-long track. It looks like the band picked off where they left with “Tria Prima“, showing us how experimental their sound can get. I personally would love to see the band experimenting more with this ambient style!
What more is there to say? “Obey” is perfect but too short! Can’t wait to see what this project has for us in the future. As for now, it’s time to get “Obey” and devour each second of it.
04. Street Spirit (Radiohead cover)
05. Tria Prima 2