The latest Midnight Ramblers EP, “This Side Up,” was released on Oct. 20 and is sure to shake listeners with its incredible arrangements of songs everyone knows and loves.

“Closer” by The Chainsmokers, which the Ramblers have sung live several times this semester, makes it onto the EP and shows off a strong solo and makes you wonder whether which version you love more

“Hello” by Adele is a good surprise. The arrangement is so refreshing, especially in the beginning, that it takes quite some time to actually know what song is playing without looking at its title.

“Death of a Bachelor” by Panic! At the Disco stands in stark contrast to the rest of the EP. The edginess of the song itself is matched and gracefully embraced, as senior soloist Dan Bennett’s high range kept up with Brendan Urie’s abilities to satisfy any Panic! fans.

“Rise” by Katy Perry is the type of song that many people know and love and many groups have covered, but the Ramblers’ unique touch makes it another favorite.

If this EP accurately foreshadows the linear incline of the Midnight Ramblers’ popularity, you can guarantee quite the audience will come the group’s concert on Nov. 18. If you haven’t listened to the EP yet, I highly suggest you find it immediately because these songs won’t get out of your head for weeks to come.

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