Label: Grand Jury Hippo Campus’ debut album Landmark, which turned one year old in February, exhibited much more refined production and philosophical songwriting than the two EPs that came before it. And although it was more than enough to propel Hippo Campus into their highly prosperous year, the young band couldn’t close out 2017 without one more release in September. Warm Glow, their three-song surprise EP, serves as a delightful extension of the album, but is also intellectual and tenacious enough to stand on its own. The EP’s title track instantly evokes the same emotions the name suggests. Perfectly fit for the peak scene in a coming-of-age film, the introduction feels like a peaceful stroll through a field on a mild spring day, or gathering in a larger group around a bonfire at sunset with beer and acoustic guitars in hand. Frontman Jake Luppen takes full advantage of his vocal range as his dazzling falsettos nab the spotlight of one of Hippo Campus’ most profound works of art. In this EP, Hippo Campus present a deep-seated reassurance that people will, in fact, be alright.