The Flats new EP, Auburn in the Everlast, is a guitar loving, harmony flowing, pursuit of happiness. The lyrics acknowledge what once was and the tone is a lifting look to the future. I don’t want to use the word pretty, but Chris Kerekes’ voice tickles the eardrums in a satisfying message to the inner-spirit.
The soft arrangements, steady beating, and lovely impassioned music manifest the drive to be a better version of yesterday’s you. The Flats’ style gives the urge to toss a stranger a friendly smile or forgive a past strife and exit with a free heart.
The magic of Auburn in the Everlast is in the transporting aesthetic. In six tracks The Flats take a europhoric trip of gentle thoughts and deep meaning.
This is an EP that’ll incite you to stop and smell the roses. Auburn in the Everlast is a fresh breeze to cool the blazing sun of our busy lives.