Relient K’s exclusive-tracks-only Apathetic EP begins with “The Truth”, an excellent, upbeat song that had every reason to be released somewhere.
“Apathetic Way To Be”— while its lyrics are similar to Relient K’s usual style— is musically quite different from anything we’ve heard out of Relient K so far. The whole thing is very good and very interesting.
Next follow three acoustic renditions of previous Relient K songs… “Be My Escape” and “Which To Bury, Us Or The Hatchet” from their album Mmhmm, and “Over Thinking” from their album Two Lefts Don’t Make A Right… But Three Do. Although the original version of “Be My Escape” is definitely better than the acoustic version placed here, this version is still a very good and upbeat song. We were surprised at the inclusion of an acoustic “Which To Bury…”, because its original rock version was very strong and emotional. Since this version is acoustic, its vocal drama and emotion is obviously more subdued; but surprisingly, it’s still quite good. (This shows their talent.) The final acoustic redo, “Over Thinking”, is one song where you could easily interchange the original and acoustic versions— both are equally good.
“In Like A Lion (Always Winter)”, inspired by the movie The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe, is a beautiful song that will probably be a Relient K favorite.
And to close the EP is a track called “The Thief”. It’s a short song that is rather reflective in nature. We’re not quite sure what its lyrics are referring to, but it’s a good song nonetheless.
The Apathetic EP is one of Relient K’s best EP’s and we recommend it.