UPDATE: We had the wrong song on the Youtube video. It has been corrected.
We the Lion’s debut EP, Boy Oh Boy, was released in late 2011. Therefore, while not being the newest, hippest tracks, I still feel We the Lion and their lovely work should be discussed. With members from popular Atlanta acts, Wowser Bowser and Cassandras, We the Lion creates a fun, enjoyable, and relaxing collection of songs.
Boy Oh Boy, We the Lion’s debut EP, contains 4 mellow, yet exciting songs. The standout track, in this reviewer’s humble opinion, is the last track of the EP, “The Ocean and the Moon.” It has the most rock-out potential of all the EP’s songs with its harder drum and guitar accompaniment. This laid-back rock still maintains the EP’s gentle and soothing demeanor, but adds a bit of a kick. Along with this island-infused rock comes the enchanting vocals of lead singer, George Pettis. If you are familiar with Wowser Bowser (Pettis also is lead vocals for them), you know what I mean when I say that it is always a pleasure to listen to him.
Fans of Wowser Bowser and Cassandras might find We the Lion’s debut EP too slow or lacking rollicking dance tunes. This is true, but this EP should be looked at through a different lens. Boy Oh Boy shows the range these musicians have. While in previous bands they have focused on rock and dance jams, We the Lion shows their ability to settle down and create some truly stunning low-key tunes. Take a listen! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
By: Dafna Kaufman