EP REVIEW: Chapel – Room Service

Release Date: April 23rd 2021
Label: Rise Records
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It’s been relatively quiet around Atlanta’s alt-pop duo Chapel, but now they’re back with their ‘Room Service’, which follows four years after their 2017 debut, ‘Sunday Brunch’, and things are looking, and sounding, bright for their future.

The EP starts off with arguably their best creation, ‘Pillow Talk’, with an incredibly well balanced production that’s easy on the ears but simultaneously doesn’t take away any of the complexity of the song itself. Its laid back vibe and modern influences create a summer dream in your mind as you listen to it.

Following number ‘WOW’ takes it down a notch but continues to follow the same regime, creating a smooth transition between the tracks. It’s the same, but manages to still be different enough to be able to tell the songs apart, and this pattern works for the last half of the EP just as well. Even though you can manage to follow the fact when a song ends and the next one starts, it does eventually merge together a little bit too much.

‘Miss The Days’ is the one that suffers the most from this lack of differentiation. It drowns in between the other songs, and, even after multiple listens, it doesn’t really leave much of an impact. ‘First Love’, on the other hand, does manage to add some heaviness to itself by incorporating more synth elements into it.

‘Room Service’ is an enjoyable listen for whenever your mind needs a little bit of a rest and the potential for bigger things is definitely there. This is just the beginning, and Chapel will only grow bigger from here.