Hailing from East London, Everything Is One is the debut offering from alternative band Everafter. The album kicks off with ‘Let Me Be Yours’ which is incredibly lacklustre – it is generic rock music with uninspired lyrics, and this sets the tone for the whole album. While the last couple of years have seen some of the most exciting pop punk albums being released, Everafter seem to be a band who are jumping onto the bandwagon in hope of success. The influences of the likes of Weezer and Green Day are very obvious, as some songs just sound like poor cover versions, in particular the lead single ‘Horizons Wide’ as well as the title track, ‘Everything Is One’.
Being produced by Grammy nominated producer, Chris Tsangarides, means that there was an expectation of a certain quality for this album, however there isn’t. Everafter are firmly a band struggling to find their sound. Songs such as ‘This Faith’ and ‘In Time’ are just bland, boring and instantly forgettable. The band doesn’t just try and rip off pop punk bands entirely though; ‘Who You Are’ gives the vibe of the combination of Black Stone Cherry and Black Album era Metallica. The song feels firmly out of place and would perhaps have been better left off the album. Overall there aren’t many signs of potential from this album which is due to be released in the next few months, but hopefully touring and playing more often as a band could lead to them honing their craft to something a little more special.