by Emery Columna –

Back in 2015 when my friend turned me onto R5, she told me about a band that was struggling to be accepted as a serious music outfit. So I told her that I would take a listen to the album to see if I heard anything…

Well I heard this song called Dark Side and I told her I thought that R5 reminded me of INXS and that the band had potential to break out of it’s pigeon hole.

So this new EP for me, sees R5 coming into their own as a viable, serious pop-entity and not particularly teeny bopper-centric anymore.

They have matured with their material and so has their core audience, but this music can and will appeal to a larger audience that doesn’t always watch the Disney Channel.

I am so happy to see the metamorphosis. & Dig This… They cover INXS’s Need You Tonight on this EP with their unique arrangement of the classic hit.

All 5 songs are appealing and should garner them new followers, hipping to R5’s scene through the power of word-of-mouth. You know how girls talk.

I am so happy to see R5 growing as musicians and busting out of class, so to speak.

Give it a go. I think you’ll dig it!

MAAF BOX Listening Pleasure: IF, Need You Tonight, Red Velvet, Trading Time.

MAAF BOX Rating: MAAF-BOX-listening-pleasure MAAF-BOX-listening-pleasure MAAF-BOX-listening-pleasure MAAF-BOX-listening-pleasure

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