Hold on tight for an emotion-filled journey through Villager’s latest EP, ‘Interim’. Omid Moayedi, the man behind Villager has just released a 3-track EP that explores his musical and lyrical depths. All the tracks are named after dates, the first being ‘November 23rd’. Overall, Interim is a very cohesive and explorative EP that feels deeply personal. Omid had this to say about the EP,
This is an EP I wrote about one of the most turbulent times of my life. It’s about heartbreak, loneliness, anger, resentment, forgiveness, and finding love. tweet
Starting with some ambient bird sounds Villager then jumps right into a dream-pop melody. With hazy vocals and guitar riffs to match, ‘November 23rd’ is a great start to the EP. The outro contains a faint dialogue sample that really touches on the emotional side of the record, “All I can say is, how sorry I am, that how much I care about you. How much I don’t want you to go through this, and how I’m so blessed that you found it in you to look past these things.”
Next up, we travel to ‘February 18th’. A darker track that begins with heavy synths followed by a distorted guitar riff which leads into Omid’s foggy vocals. Continuing on the emotional EP, we hear Omid repeat, “I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, I hate you” along with another dialogue foreshadowing an imminent breakup.
The final track ends off in the summer, ‘July 24th’. As the song progresses, we hear Omid coming to terms with his past relationship.
‘Interim’ is a refreshing album and is great to see someone put so much emotion and a personal touch into an EP. Be sure to follow Villager on social media to listen to his next story!