by Michael Tackett ( on 2015-07-21 13:13:41

SHINEBRIGHT, once called Shine Bright Baby, is a wife/husband duo that debuted on BEC records in 2013 with their first full-length record “Dreamers.” Two years later they are back with "Only You - EP”.

The EP starts off with very pop filled tracks “Closer to the Sun” and “Reckless for Love.” Both are encouraging upbeat tracks, which encourages the listener to experience life outside of this world. We are also given the title track, which is a wonderful worship filled track that proclaims the power of Christ.

The two highlights from this record are ones that actually don’t fit with the pop sound of the other songs. "Limitless (feat. Rapture Ruckus)" and "Spectacle of Light" are both looped with dance beats and aggressive vocals which are highlights because of just how different they are.

We are also given 3 remix tracks that are completely different than the originals. All have been stripped of their pop sound for more electronic sound. While this is typical of remixes, these remixes seem to make more sense to the overall sound of the band and thus makes the originals look more out of place.

While SHINEBRIGHT shows much promise, this EP does fall a little short with the lack of original material (5 original tracks to 4 repeat tracks) and the switch from very pop to aggressive dance beats in the matter of minutes. I am looking forward to seeing what lies ahead for the band and curious on what music direction they decide to take next.

Rating: 3 out of 5

Genre: Pop
Label: BEC Recordings
Release Date: July 17, 2015
Buy it: Amazon - iTunes

Closer to the Sun (3:29)
Reckless for Love (feat. Jonathan Thulin) [Album Version] (3:21)
Limitless (feat. Rapture Ruckus) (3:23)
Only You (3:00)
Spectacle of Light (3:46)
Closer to the Sun (Unikron Remix) (4:20)
Limitless (Matthew Parker Remix) (4:26)
Only You (David Thulin Remix) (4:17)
Reckless for Love (3:20)

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