Review: Ete AhPing - You Don’t Fit In But You Belong

Ete AhPing creates emotive and beautiful pop/rock music designed to uplift his fans and bring hope to those in need. Based in Park City, Utah, Ete’s brand of atmospheric and melodic songwriting instantly connects to the heart of anyone listening and pulls them into his world. He is inspired by iconic artists including Morrissey, Jimmy Eat World, Roy Orbison, Brandi Carlile, Radiohead, The Killers, and Trashcan Sinatras but brings a deep originality to his work that always keeps him in his own artistic space. His fourth and most recent solo album, You Don’t Fit In But You Belong, is a gentle, welcoming effort that greets listeners with open arms and a level of true emotion not often found in the modern music scene. The record is available on all streaming platforms.

You Don’t Fit In But You Belong is comprised of 10 incredible tracks where they use genres, such as Acoustic and Pop-Rock. The album opens with gentle composition called For The First Time which, in my opinion, is a great choice for the album opener. Starting with the acoustic guitars, it brings vibes of acoustic ballads which are one of my favorites. The composition is followed by I Just Wanna Feel Loved - soulful tune where Ete uses piano and interesting vocal effects, which make this song much more interesting. The third track - You Put Your Arms Around Me - starts with guitars and drums: this song literally makes us feel the whole mood of the album. Catchy backing vocals and melodic chorus will definitely stay in head for a long time. The 4th song on the record, Ghosts, impressed me with its dynamics and the guitar riffs in the beginning: honest lyrics made this song much more personal and listeners can literally imagine that the singer talks right to them. The Battle (Everythings Gonna Be Alright), which is one of my favorites from the album, is an easily memorable song: it starts with electric guitars, drums and piano and then developes in upbeat track which will make you even sing along. Sew, the 6th song on the tracklist, is the one that will definitely make listeners move because of its dynamics. This song brings me real vibes with the guitar grooves. The electronically touched song Young Child, as well as One and Only, surprises listeners with the pop arrangement which perfectly contrast with other songs on the record. Reflective and meaningful tracks Stay (Please Don't Go) and Get Through This are the ones that help you to dive deep in thoughts after a hard day, but Get Through This is my absolute favorite from the record, because this song is more sensetive and touching in comparison to others.

To sum up, everything in You Don’t Fit In But You Belong comes together in a stream of consciousness style. This is unforgettable journey into the mix of catchy music and meaningful lines in one piece. Check it out: