Review: The Professional (The Beaches)

(Universal Music Canada)

(Universal Music Canada)

The Beaches are our latest fascination. And they should be yours too.

The alternative rock quartet from Toronto’s east end has stormed the music scene since their 2013 debut, with vibes of 70s nostalgia and effortless edge that caught the attention of industry legends like Sir Elton John and The Foo Fighters.

Now, they’re back with their latest EP, The Professional. Released via Universal Music Canada, the 16-minute EP was produced by Jacknife Lee.

The release marks the band’s third EP since 2014 and their first release since Late Show – the 2017 debut album that won the band a JUNO award for Breakthrough Group of the Year.

With Jordan Miller’s distinctive throaty vocals, Eliza Enman-McDaniel’s hyper beats and the support of Kylie Miller and Leandra Earl’s guitar and keyboard, their latest collection is yet another example of what has made The Beaches a success as an authentic rock band with a touch of glam.

The Professional packs a punch in its short amount of time. The previously released “Fascination” a hyperactive Bangles-infused whirlwind, and “Snake Tongue,” a power-pop anthem that garners attention to its lyrics and the band’s stand against sexual harassment, are accompanied with three brand new songs.

The collection of new songs, “Desdemona,” “Want What You Got” and “Lame” package unapologetic confidence and spunky lyrics, accompanied with energized beats and the occasional electro-influenced guitar riffs we’re sure will dominate your summer playlist. Take a listen below!

LISTEN: The Professional

1. Desdemona

2. WATCH: Fascination

3. Watch: Snake Tongue

4. Want What You Got

5. Lame