Hailing from Arkansas, the band Great Forest is a brand new band who have only been writing music together for a little over six months. Despite their short time spent playing music together, their first self-titled EP is a treat. Even better you can get it for free here.
While all of the tracks are some high quality indie-pop gems, the last track on the EP, “Step Into My Arms” is definitely one of the highlights. Complete with a great dynamics ranging from soft and simple keyboard, building up to the level of some grandiose arena rock. I really love all of the variation that this track gives. During some of the bigger moments I’m reminded of Manchester Orchestra, and during other parts I can help but think of Jimmy Eat World’s Clarity album.
The lyrics also seem to have a great message, encouraging the listener to trust in God with all of their hearts. “If we could only see what we’re meant to be. Give us eyes to see,” is repeated during the end of the song. Reminding us that God has an amazing plans for each and every one of us. If we could all see how God sees us, I’m sure many of us would have a much different perspective of our lives.
I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for these guys, and I will certainly be anticipating a full-length release from them.