The record opens with lead single‘ Welcome Home’, which is characterised by a huge chorus. According to the band, ‘Welcome Home’ is a message of hope, encouraging the listener to remember the good things about life.
‘Bring Me Down’ opens with a marching bass line and drum track before the whole band comes crashing in with a huge, sleazy lead riff. This builds up to a soaring, melancholic chorus.
‘Stay’ opens with pulsing deep synths and light rapping on the hi-hat. A quiet intro breaks down into one of the best verses of the EP. I also really enjoy the guitar work on this track, which builds up to a marvellous solo in the final measure.
‘Your Other Self’ is one of the most straightforward melancholy tracks on the record. It’s a beautiful, introspective song, characterised by a tight percussive section and a beautiful use of keys.
The final track on the EP, ‘A Place To Live’ is a fine way to end proceedings. Kicking off with speed and a huge, driving riff, the song breaks into a softer verse. The song has a conclusive feel to it, and ends the album in style.
A Time Will Come is a triumph. It also represents a bold new direction for NOYDEM. Although it doesn’t sound completely different to their older material, it does feature far less use of electronica. Check this EP out, and be sure to keep track of what these guys get up to.