Fresh from touring with bands like Spitalfield and Plain White Ts, Dropping Daylight have a very commercial sound which actually sounds like a crossing between those two bands. With a huge production and plenty of choruses I can see DD doing well on the old college rock circuit as, having been to American on a number of occasions, this is the kind of stuff the alternative radio stations really lap up. Of course it’s nothing new and it’s arguable that the band will simply become another flavour of the month, but for a four-track introduction it’s not all that bad.
There is some variation here; ‘Lucy’ is piano-led while ‘Till You Feel Something’ is altogether more rocking. The EP’s title-track is still probably the best song here, reminding me a little of American Hi-Fi when they were good and before they trailed off down the AOR road and into obscurity. Sebastian Davin has a distinctive voice and the keys add a little extra, although at a time when seemingly everyone throws keys into the mix it doesn’t make them essential listening. Overall this isn’t bad – you could certainly do a lot worse.