Very happy to premiere “Something Happened,” the first single from a brand new Smart Objects EP slated for release in September. If you’re a regular reader of the site, you know we are big fans of their debut album and we’re happy to report that it’s a safe bet that we’re going to be equally devoted fans to the new EP.
“Something Happened” packs in plenty of energy right out of the gate and continues to build on it throughout the course of the track; complete with a captivatingly affected guitar solo, jump-along chorus and an ending triangle strike that couldn’t be more delightful. It’s been mentioned in other reviews but rock music is increasingly difficult to make interesting in 2022. Maybe it’s a personal subjectivity but, on the whole, the genre tends to sound pretty rote. Fortunately, Smart Objects consistently avoids these pitfalls by embracing a grab bag of sounds. There’s plenty of driving guitar and pounding drums but piano twinkles, delightful vocal performances and layers of sound that reward multiple listens.
We’re only one track into the new EP but it’s a strong showing. We’re told the next single may even contain more surprises and we’re looking forward to seeing the band continue to expand its palette.