The release of the new Lostprophets EP came as a bit of a shock to me, with a radio edit of the new song “It’s Not The End Of The World”, the full version of the same song and plus a bonus song “AC Ricochet”.
Reflecting Mr. Watkin’s own words on new material sounding ‘darker’ than the last album, the cover depicts the band standing in a dark setting, faces half-shrouded in mystery. I got the impression by the cover that it’d feature baritone wind instruments, eerie vibes and ghostly calls by frontman Ian Watkins.
Lyrically, it’s dark, yes, with catchy lines in songs such as “It’s not the end of the world now darling, but I can see it from here”, “Pull the trigger, walk away”. You get the feel that Ian’s expressing somewhat disappointment and sympathy for a particular someone. Repetition of lines appearing in the song “Ac Ricochet” building towards a huge chorus make for a catchy tune to be singing while sitting on the train or waiting for the bus.