I'm on a roll apparently. It's been a bit of dry spell lately. Not much for me to get excited about. Abandon Kansas is from, shocker, Kansas! They do their best Switchfoot with their uplifting lyrics and really-trying-to-find-meaning songs. Their EP We're All Going Somewhere is a good way to get your feet wet. At times, their songs can drift without any powerful hook to draw you back into the song. But what does bring you back is the voice of lead singer Jeremy Spring. With his smooth to gruff transitions, it completely draws you in.
The band has said that they aren't interested in money or fame, but just want their music to reach people. Make Believe is the strongest off the EP. It starts off slow and builds to a heart breaker of a chorus with Spring singing, Do you love me through your gritted teeth? I get the feeling that you're gonna leave me. It's a perfect example of a song that the band just gets right. They could use more of those. All in all, a great band that shows promise. One to keep an eye on in the future.