The fourth EP from the Cab, 2014's Lock Me Up, finds the emo pop outfit moving toward a more highly polished dance music- and contemporary R&B-influenced sound. This is the band's second release since signing with Universal Republic, and the follow-up to their 2011 sophomore full-length album Symphony Soldier. Once again showcasing the vocal talents of Alexander DeLeon, Lock Me Up is a high-energy set of songs that, while retaining the Cab's longstanding knack for passionate emo-rock, reveals such varied stylistic influences as dubstep, piano balladry, and four-on-the-floor dance club electronica. In that sense, Lock Me Up brings to mind the emo-soul of Fall Out Boy mixed with the more electronic pop end of Maroon 5. Included here are such cuts as the title track single, "Moon, and "These Are Lies."
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AllMusic Review by Matt Collar