Transferring their talents as Via Coma, vocalist and bassist Rob Marshall, pianist Jesse Kyle, and guitarist Nic Gracia are reborn as Wild Imaginaries, an alternative pop-rock trio influenced by the likes of Coldplay and MUTEMATH and already compared to groups such as Mae, Jack's Mannequin, and Straylight Run. All these comparisons fall to the wayside while listening to the band's Shades EP however, with "Carousels" heading the release as debut single with an accompanying music video. Following Marshall through alternating shots of him in dark and light surroundings as he sings through the process of significant personal change, and how you have to rearrange your world to suit those needs ("The world’s the same, it’s me that changed / And when I pieced it back together, what I found pulled me apart /
Now I’m screaming") but by no means does that require abandoning past identifications, just revising them, a strategy that can be directly related to Via Coma becoming Wild Imaginaries. ("And so I wait, and in that time I’ve discovered / Now and again, some of our traits they work against us / And become what hold us down, so release me") The piano-pop leaning of "Carousels" is pertinent to its uplifting message, and if you've found yourself in a transitional stage of life, you'd do well taking the kind of music Wild Imaginaries makes to heart!