Album Review: Southview – Sunny Places for Shady People

Sunny Places for Shady People
(Standby Records)

Southview’s acoustic EP, Sunny Places for Shady People, is a bit frustrating for one major reason: it features several exceptionally catchy and memorable choruses, but lacks everywhere else. Nothing is subpar, but the verses and structures are only pleasantly solid in comparison. For example, the title track’s chorus is enough to warrant a spin of the release, although its somewhat choppy verses hold it back. It’d be interesting to hear these songs with full-band instrumentals; but for now, Southview play like acoustic mimics of City Lights. However, with a little better direction and focus on their structures, they could definitely be onto something here. Sunny Places for Shady People is just good enough to peak my interest for what’s to come.

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