Brooklyn’s alt-jazz band Think are back with a slightly different approach on their newly premiered EP, For Yourself. Following the cosmic instrumental numbers of their 2015 debut LP, Thoughts Become Things, this most recent three-track effort inches toward power pop and punky neosoul with just a touch of reggae (“Dark Happy”) and emo rock (“Toxic”). It sounds weird, but it works. Think use the fluidity and versatility of jazz to explore any and every genre of music they can contain, a move artists like Christian Scott and BADBADNOTGOOD have also used.
The first two tracks boast an inventive, unpredictable appeal, but the EP’s closing cut “Babe” is Think’s tightest, most impressive joint to date. Altered from the penultimate cut off their first project, this nearly seven-minute number is a sprawling and soulful prog-rock jam.
Stream the For Yourself EP, produced by Think bassist Khairul Aiman, below.