EP Review: Heart Attack Man’s “Thoughtz & Prayerz”

The Ohio band is currently on tour and will play in NYC next month. / Photo by Courtney Emery

By Iliana Calderon 

 

   Heart Attack Man, an Ohio-based rock band, released their new EP titled “Thoughtz & Prayerz” on Nov. 5. While I’ve been familiar with the group, I’ve only listened to their most popular song, “Sugar Coated,” which was on their 2019 album “Fake Blood.”

   Heart Attack Man brought back that same intensity they had with their previous records into their latest EP release, with all of their songs having strong beats, lots of drums, bass guitar, and even intense lyrics. I feel as though they were going for more musically, without having too many long songs and keeping their tunes very quick and easy to listen to. Some of my favorite tracks are “Leap Year,” “Pitch Black,” and “Thoughtz & Prayerz.” 

   What was interesting about their song “Cool 2 Me” was that it sounded like it was directed at the way people look at sexual assault allegations. With some of the lyrics being, “But something doesn’t add up because he’s always been cool to me,” “I’m not saying you’re lying,” and “He never hit me, he never hit me.” I don’t want to assume that this is the meaning behind this song, but it does highlight how some people tiptoe over these types of allegations and say things very similar to the lyrics.

   Overall, I think that this EP is definitely very catchy and fresh from a band that is slowly gaining popularity. I’d recommend it for those who are fans of Hot Mulligan, Origami Angel, Free Throw, and Like Pacific.

   Heart Attack Man is currently on tour with Neck Deep, Boston Manor, Zero 9:36, and Oxymorons. Tickets are available on AXS.com and they will be in New York City on Dec. 10 at Terminal 5.

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