The Cab

Lock Me Up

  • AllMusic Rating
    8
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

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."

blue highlight denotes track pick