Treehouse by I See Stars is a curveball from the band. It’s the first album the band released since the departure of members Zach Johnson and Jimmy Gregerson, and all the members really stepped in to fill in the gaps. The band did a fantastic job of progressing their sound but still sound like I See Stars (most clearly shown in the single “Mobbin’ Out”), which is something a lot of bands have been failing at lately. They have perfectly showcased the sound they were reaching for in songs such as “Calm Snow” and “Everyone’s Safe In The Treehouse,” proving the band really went all out on this record. Fans of old I See Stars may be skeptical of Treehouse at first given that it’s less shredding and more pop, but if you give it a chance, you’ll realize I See Stars really has something special with this release.
by Trey Ruiz