The Darker Side Of Happy EP

by The Enigmatic Foe

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I'm slightly embarrassed to call this my "first" EP because I've done better recordings and songs since. It was 2006, I believe, and I had just gotten a new manager. He also had just started a label and wanted to pursue digital downloads so the plan went into effect that I'd get some of my demos together for an online-only EP called The Darker Side Of Happy. I liked the title because it seemed to sum up my favourite contrast of singing a melancholy lyric to upbeat music. The demos were recorded in both Tennessee and Texas from 2004-2006. After listening to "TDSOH", you can see how varied the songs were in style and genre because I wanted the artistic freedom to do whatever I felt like. I never wanted to be pigeon-holed into one particular sound so this EP has latin, folk, ballads, and a good bit of pop.


released September 4, 2006

Jared Colinger - vox, guitar, keys, bass, loops



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The Enigmatic Foe Knoxville, Tennessee

With sharp lyrics, the playful pop bite of the best of the 70s and 80s, and the kind of self-deprecation usually reserved for a Woody Allen movie, Jared Colinger's lyrics run the gamut from the joy of new love to disillusionment with the old, from wanting to like yourself to being afraid of what we have in our minds. ... more

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