Released on February 16th, DISPOSE is a breath of revival for the Ohio band, The Plot in You. With ten tracks of grit and honesty, it’s hard not to relate to at least one of the songs written by singer Landon Tewers. With many reviews already out there, I wanted to share my favorites of the album, so let’s get into it.
I’ve listened to a lot of albums. Science Fiction (Brand New), I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time (Moose Blood) and The Ride (Catfish and the Bottlemen) all have notable first tracks, in my opinion. “RIGGED” could possibly be the greatest intro song to an album I’ve heard. With the slow start, the gritty lyrics and the strong drums halfway through mixed with Landon Tewers vocals, this song really prepares you for what you’re about to experience while listening to this ten track album.
“THE ONE YOU LOVED” and “I ALWAYS WANTED TO LEAVE” are interchangeable when it comes to my second favorite on the album. However, I do feel like the prior is vastly underrated. “THE ONE YOU LOVED” has that catchy melody that you tend to bob your head to but Tewers’ words are really where I fall in love with the song. As with the rest of the album, the lyrics are pretty hard hitting and relatable to essentially everyone who has ever gone through a break up. With verses like, “What happened to the one I loved, was the change in me not strong enough, is it something else cause I tried my best,” and “When it’s you and me, apparently, I don’t seem to phase you, So I chase you, Just to be shot down, I never break through,” I find myself thinking of Tewers and the efforts it seems that he’s put in time and time again only to have his heart broken *cue emotional heart string pull*.
I love saving the best for last which is why I’m sharing “THE SOUND” with you now. Prepare your tissues and heart strings because this one cuts pretty deep. We all know drifting apart can happen in relationships but when Tewers puts it into a perfectly worded song with horns and sadness, the song tends to resonate a little more. And by a little, I mean a lot. If you haven’t listened to the song, here is the first line of the song—let me know how you feel after, “there was a time when I brought light to your eyes, even the worst of days could not keep us apart.”
Digging the songs I’ve shared with you and wondering when you’ll be able to see a show? You can catch The Plot in You out with We Came as Romans at the end of the month and through March. Grab your tickets here!