With Muscadine Bloodline set to release their first full length album later this year, they released a four-song EP titled ‘Boys’ to start off 2020 on a strong note. The duo has previously released other EPs and singles, collecting a large fanbase along the way. If ‘Boys’ is any indication of what the album could be, Gary Stanton and Charlie Muncaster have outdone themselves. ‘Boys’ sticks true to their style of heartfelt songs, with their voices complimenting each other perfectly.
1.) ‘Too Much’ – Written by Charles Muncaster, Gary Stanton, and Sean McConnell
Impression: The first song on the EP is an upbeat song describing the highs of love. No time spent together is enough to make them sick of each other. A fun guitar rift sets the tempo for a fun, catchy song.
Favorite Lyric: “This kind of high is gonna hang around. What goes up don’t have to come down anytime soon”
2.) ‘Boys’ – Written by Charles Muncaster, Randy Montana, and Tyler Reeve
Impression: A light guitar and percussion intro open the song. It describes some of the complications of being friends. No matter how many similarities there are, a girl can get between two ‘Boys.’ The title track sounds of a mix between country and a late 90’s alternative song.
Favorite Lyric: “There’s a pretty good chance you and me would be boys, but she’s yours”
3.) ‘Don’t Say’ – Written by Gary Stanton
Impression: A slow ballad written about some of the struggles of a relationship. Negative things can be said, and fights will happen. Even through these tough situations, all you need is each other. A light guitar background plays to focus on the heartfelt sound of Stanton and Muncaster’s voices.
Favorite Lyric: “But don’t say I ain’t what you need. Don’t say we ain’t playing for keeps.”
4.) ‘Temporary Love’ (Demo)’ – Written by Aaron Eshuis, Charles Muncaster, and Gary Stanton
Impression: A smooth guitar intro sets the tone for the entire song. The duo describes the struggles of a relationship that is going nowhere. As tired as the couple is, they know nothing other than the toxic relationship they are in. The melody gives the song a slow, relaxing vibe to it.
Favorite Lyric: “We’re both getting tired of being like this. Just a habit that you know we can’t kick”
Muscadine Bloodline has two New England dates on their upcoming tour. May 2nd at the Brighton Music Hall in Boston and May 3rd at the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun. Be sure to follow the duo on their website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.