El Paso, TX alt-pop trio, Avindale, specialize in dreamy synths, haunting beats and lyrical content that hits anyone with a sensitive heart right in the feels. The band just released their second EP, Time Frames, last month and with tracks like these, who needs therapy?
Opening track, “Turn The Other Way,” felt like it was written for me as themes of anxiety and fear come into play with lyrics like, “Living in a constant state of fear / Will you ever find peace in this world,” and, “Endless pain and worry eating at your soul / Do you find relief when you turn the other way / Waking up again to face your burdens every day.” Dark, haunting yet oddly enough, uplifting, as it sirs you from your fear slumber, this track wakes you up in search of a better way of life.
Buzz track, “Lost and Found” is an ode to those blessings in the form of people while we question if we really deserve them while “Are You There” sounds like a plea to a higher power when you’re not entirely sure if anyone is listening. This EP couldn’t have come at a better time for me.
“Future Lives” continues on the higher power notion with a gorgeous 80’s-inspired synth backdrop as we’re reminded of that one thing that can fill that void while closing track, “Where The Light Shines Most,” explores the trials of a failing relationship as the other person pulls away while another questions how to fix it all before it really ends.
Listen to Time Frames below:
Time Frames is available now here.