Given that founding members Vio and Cardenas are South-American born and Miami raised, and that Free Pizza was formed in Boston, it probably isn’t surprising that place – both in the sense of geographic location, and one’s circumstances – is integral in informing the group’s music. Berlin, DE was written following the band’s stay in said German city and lyrically it is concerned with the extraordinarily mundane. That Patience’s one-minute-forty contemplation of waiting for water to boil – so dinner can be prepared – is captivating is testament to the maturity that the song is itself seeking to explore.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 27th June 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.