Ben Millburn makes strong first impression with ‘Strange Love & Consequence’ EP

Ben Millburn‘Strange Love & Consequence’
Ben Millburn (self-released)
3.5 stars out of 5

Raised in a conservative, religious environment in South Louisiana, the lure of rock & roll ultimately prompted singer/songwriter to head to the musical hotbed of Austin, Texas. Thirteen years of Catholic school had him headed down a traditional path, but a recurring dream eventually started Millburn down the road to “Strange Love & Consequence,” his debut EP.

Ben Millburn CDAfter years of thinking about the aforementioned dream — in which he would see someone looking for him but his feet would remain frozen and he was unable to reach her — he decided to write a song about it. That song, “Don’t You Wait,” launches the four-track, 17-minute EP.

It’s a terrific song that sets the stage for the rest of “Strange Love & Consequence,” an intriguing platter filled with big guitars, pounding drums and high-octane melodies. Additional keepers include “Take Me” and “Waste,” with so-so entry “Dizzy” rounding out the EP. Millburn seems to be on the verge of something special and I can’t wait to hear what he comes up with next. (Jeffrey Sisk)

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