Since releasing their debut EP Reaper in late 2018, Sarahj. has been working very hard on their sophomore EP Afterthought and it shows.
The five-track EP comes hot off the back of their latest single Mental which is the third track on the EP.
This five-piece, female-fronted, pop-rock band brings to the table a kind of youthful, honest energy. Their individuality, driven attitude and passion can be felt in every track.
Lead vocalist Sarah Jones on the themes and ideas of Afterthought said “Afterthought lyrically, is pure emotion, written from what is felt in the moment. [its] ultimately about finding hope and refuge in yourself, letting loose your true feelings, even if you feel the world is backed up against you.”
The lead single ‘Step by Step’ is the second track on the EP and is full of raw emotion, losing friendships filled with animosity and distrust, yet still has a hint of playfulness to its melody.
Sarahj. has said this new EP is going to be a new direction for their fans to hear. Each member of the band feels that they have grown, as both people and musicians, and Afterthought is their way to express their evolution together.
Afterthought will be available on February 29 on all streaming services.
Reviewed by Adele Shepherd