Safety Word Orange – Acceptance EP
Record Label: None
Release Date: June 14, 2011
Now three EPs into the pop-punk game, Safety Word Orange proves the third time truly is the charm with Acceptance. Following off right where last summer’s On Your Mark. Get Set. left off, Acceptance is another record right on time for a hot summer, filled with glistening pop-punk tunes and music made for the beach or simply driving around this summer with the windows rolled down. Yeah, it’s that season again.
With a sound similar to similar acts such as The Swellers, Go Radio, and The Dangerous Summer, Safety Word Orange prove they could easily stand beside these groups; however, what they need first is an official full length record. With that said, Acceptance only leaves listeners even more excited for that debut. Take the opening “Sound The Alarm,” for example – a track with fiery guitars and one of the most addicting choruses of the summer. As James Mason sings “There’s only one way to stop the shaking in our hands / Slip me that antidote come rescue me girl” it’s nearly impossible not to sing along. On the other end of the spectrum, “Tin Can Telescope” follows with more pop than punk, as Safety Word Orange slow it down a bit on this vocal zenith of the record, again channeling The Dangerous Summer. The guitar intro on “Breathe” reminds us of the intro to All Time Low’s “Six Feet Under The Stars,” but the comparison stops there, as what follows is another addictive number of summery pop-punk music.
Not straying far from the path, “459” kicks off with killer guitars before Mason leads another addictive summer track. As the EP closes off at the 15 minute mark, it’s clear that Safety Word Orange don’t feel the need to fix what ain’t broken – a wise idea, at that. Nothing groundbreaking or monumental, Acceptance is simply a short dosage of summer – nothing less, nothing more. Further demonstrating their knack for addictive pop hooks and sing-along choruses, Safety Word Orange have released the EP of the summer, once again.