Call Me Anything is a pop/rock band from Boston, MA. The duo, Will Tenney and Matt McNaulty, have been known to previously share the stage with bands such as Valencia, Cash Cash and Sparks The Rescue. Call Me Anything recently released their debut EP, Celebrity at midnight on March 13th. We gave it a listen and here is what we thought…
What I like best about Celebrity is there is a little bit of everything in these four tracks. Although the band is known mostly as pop/rock genre, a little bit of hip-hop and dance is thrown in to change things up. Their ability to do this on the EP sets them aside from the rest of the common pop/rock acts.
The EP begins with “Celebrity,” sharing the name of the EP. This song is the perfect song to listen to before a night of going out. It has that “live life to the fullest” feel with it’s upbeat background synths. This song is also very new and different for the band compared to some of their older tracks, which proves their ability to grow musically. Although this song is similar to many of the top dance songs out today, Will Tenney adds to the song with his strong pop/rock-sounding vocals, differentiating it in a [better] way from the typical Top 40 dance tracks. The song also features Dylan Owen with a rap verse, another unique and interesting factor to make their music unique.
Next on the EP is “#Overit,” another dance, upbeat track. “#Overit” is a catchy song that many can relate to. The song is about being over someone that you were once involved with, moving on and still being able to enjoy the rest of life. The song is put together very well with the backup vocals, claps and background music, and has a catchy beat.
The EP then goes to the third track, “Unforgiveable.” During the first couple of seconds of the song, it almost sounds like a hip-hop track. However, it quickly changes up to guitar chords with a summery, pop/rock feel and sound. The lyrics in the chorus are also a contributor to the summery feel, when Tenney sings “I like my Cali girls up in the air, like a perfect ten, got 911 calling back again, you are, you are, you are, Unforgiveable.”
The last song on the EP is “Holiday,” a slower, more acoustic-sounding song. The song is different from the rest of the upbeat, dancey tracks on the album, but it is still a good song because it changes the mood and throws in something else for everyone to listen to. This song is passionate, it’s about love, and can be easily enjoyed by anyone.
On Celebrity, Call Me Anything sings about many different topics that many different age groups can relate to. From what sounds like college life and partying to break-ups, love and everyday ordinary lives, the band has fun with the lyrics and express their true feelings in these songs. The EP is slightly but not entirely different from their older tracks-they are able to throw a more modern sound that are similar to a lot of the songs played on the radio today, but still keep their old sound in the tracks as well.
Celebrity is now available on iTunes and you can also order a physical copy at http://callmeanything.bigcartel.com!
You can also check the band out on Facebook and Twitter: