Midnight Alive radiates talent but proves to be unoriginal in the new EP “Forever.”
The album kicks off with song “Forever” that sets the exciting tone due to the fun beat.
Each song on the EP has a familiar tone, allowing listeners to feel comfortable listening to this EP. Even though each song on the EP expresses the band’s ability to perform, their sound is not original.
“I love this album. I really appreciate the effort the band put into the EP. It is one of my favorites. I believe it is one of my favorites because it sounds like every other song on my iTunes playlist, and to me, that is a good thing,” said sophomore Melody Shanahan.
Fans appreciate many songs on the EP, yet many do not enjoy the unoriginal nature.
Sophomore Lauren Schmal said, “Overall the EP is very good. I like all of the songs, but I feel like I have heard them before, which is ironic because of the song titled ‘Déjà Vu’ on the EP.”
The EP’s strongest talent is its relatable nature. The listeners can often relate to the relationship issues and heartbreak that the band covers within the EP, attracting both the new and the old listeners.
Even with relatability as a strength, the topic of heartbreak is very common within the music industry, yet again expressing unoriginality.
This lack of originality prevents Midnight Alive from standing out and achieving greatness.
“The band has a lot of talent, but it is just not living up to its potential. I can feel the intentions of the band and their craving to fit into the music world, but I believe that Midnight Alive can do so much better as an alternative band. They should avoid their attempts to create a pop vibe and should instead try to be more original,” said senior Charlotte Jackman.
Originality is a big factor that can influence a band’s success, including bands such as the White Stripes, Incubus, and Vampire Weekend.
The band’s musical ability is very evident on the EP “Forever,” but the band has a long way to go before becoming successful and respected as a band.