Review Summary: The Lady Luck EP is something nice to hold over fans of The Cab until we get to see what they do next, but their debut album is a better introduction to the band.
A little over a year after the release of their debut album, Whisper War, The Cab has dished up The Lady Luck EP. It features a remix, three new songs, an alternate version of a previous song, and a Queen cover.
First up is the remix of their solid pop rock song, "Take My Hand." This mix features Cassadee Pope of Hey Monday. I find it a little boring, though. It sounds quite the same as the original version of the song, but with added techno effects. But I guess that's the basic idea of a remix in the first place, right?
Next is a brand new song, "I AM Who I AM." This is standard Cab material: catchy verses with a booming, poppy chorus. It's my favorite on the EP, inviting you to sing along in an irrestible way as so many of the band's songs do. The bridge features a rapper called Eloquent. I've never heard of him until now, but he adds a nice change of pace to the track, and sounds right in place.
Another new song follows, called "Diamonds Are Forever (And Forever Is a Might Long Time). I was disappointed by this song at first, but it's grown on me slightly. The chorus is a bit of a bland letdown compared to what you'd usually expect from The Cab, especially right after "I AM Who I AM." I don't feel like much effort went into this song.
An acoustic/strings version of "I'll Run," another song from Whisper War is the next track. For some reason I've had a hard time appreciating this alternate version of the song. It feels somewhat novelty, and it tries too hard to sound epic. The original accomplishes that goal better, in my opinion. However, this song is still worthy of a few listens.
The band's cover of Queen's "I Want To Break Free" is actually very good. Lead vocalist Alex DeLeon's voice puts a nice, new spin on a classic song. I downloaded the iTunes version of this EP, and it came with a bonus track entitled "Lights." It's a pleasant song to listen to, and would fit right in on Whisper War. Overall, The Lady Luck EP is something nice to hold over fans of The Cab until we get to see what they do next, but their debut album is a better introduction to the band.