The four-track piece begins with “Beautiful Ghost,” a soft and pastoral invitation to the rest of the EP that provides listeners with a slight taste of what else lies in store. Lilting instrumentals accompany hauntingly tender lyrics like, “...billowing silk, your voice fills my head…,” and “...I’d rather be living in a fairytale/ One where I get to be the one to hold you at night as you all sleep…,” to tell the poignant tale of being in love with someone who doesn’t love you anymore.
Track two, entitled “Worst of Me,” pairs the same rich lyrical content with stronger, more percussive instrumentals. Overall, with this particular track, Fortune & Glory have accomplished a rare thing. They have paired somber lyrics with the sort of upbeat acoustic instrumental stylings that make listeners want to get up and dance.
“Sanctuary,” the EP’s third track, stands out as my personal favorite. Here, Fortune & Glory offers up 3:50 of rich instrumentals and earnest lyrics that demonstrate exactly why this band should be on everyone’s musical radar. Words simply cannot do this song justice, so I’d recommend a quick listen so you can just see for yourself.
Lastly, Effigies closes with the track “The Garden (Where I Walk).” This track is a perfect example of indie-rock done well, and serves to make listeners a little sad that the EP is over.
All in all, Fortune & GLory are an incredible band with a shocking amount of talent. As Effigies is their first EP, now is the perfect time to check them out and become a fan before the rest of the world discovers them too.
You can purchase to Effigies here, and be sure to check out Fortune & Glory on Twitter and over at their amazing Youtube channel.