EZLA – Outcasts
EZLA delves into a dark beautiful world with the nimble pop of “Outcasts”. Featuring a mysterious take courtesy of the glowing melodies, the songs have a late-night neon-hued quality to them. The song builds up quite majestically with every single element falling into place. Poetic with its lyricism the true heart and soul of the track rests with the assured vocals. Indeed, the vocals help to give the entirety of the track great warmth, offering a bit of hope in the stark, oftentimes stripped down grooves. Attention to detail means every flourish comes into view allowing for a great deal of exploration of space. Stylistically EZLA draws from shoegaze, dub, and electronica while remaining steadfastly anchored in a pop tradition.
Soothing and precise, the introduction of the piece reveals true patience. EZLA sets the mood with a deft skill before it bursts forth in a glorious display of color. Letting the piece soar into the sky the way the piece becomes quite large feels deeply satisfying. This all drops out as the cyclical nature of the song takes hold once more. For a mere moment, the song lets everything slip away with an ambient reflective interlude. Upon finishing this contemplative view, the song drives forward with tremendous power, allowing for a muscular groove to take hold as the song rushes to a well-earned finale.
On “Outcasts” EZLA taps into a spirit of defiance and rebellion, giving the song a soulful passionate quality.