Still Young EP Review
After reading this, you will understand why it is worth your time to listen to Timothy’s new EP Still Young. The songs are filled with nostalgia, love, and reassurance. Those looking for 16 minutes of calm will find it in this collection.
From the artwork to the productionto the songwriting, there is a cohesion that makes this EP feel right at home. Timothy explained to me that his music is influenced by The Beach Boys and their iconic album “Pet Sounds.” This is apparent all throughout “Still Young.” On the track “Fine” you can hear bouncy hooks that will relax your mind and conjure up feelings of gratitude. “Oh No” is a masterclass in the art of dream pop, and IBTAY (I’ve been thinking about you) is one of those tunes you must play while driving down an open highway on a summer day or night (Yes I’ve done it and I recommend trying it).
For me, the title track stands out. Those who enjoy Sufjan Stevens’s work on “Come Feel The Illinoise” and “Michigan” will surely find respite in this beautiful song. It comes and goes in an instant. (It is 2:44 but feels shorter than that). These two lines say it all: “Gotta accept the feeling of things regret has to give me. Gotta accept the chance that there’s something up there to free me.” This is powerful stuff from the reflective side of Timothy. We could all benefit from this mantra.
After listening a few times, it is clear that Still Young is a project that was made with a lot of love. Show some love to yourself and give this a spin. You’ll thank me later.
Timothy is signed with New Vine Records in Ithaca, NY.