REVIEW: “Cold Coffee and Half Smoked Cigarettes” by Twisted Oak

The title of this five-song album strikes a chord and creates a visual almost immediately. Cold Coffee and Half Smoked Cigarettes is a coffee house acoustic EP with somber lyrics and soft melodies.

 

The lyrics are very interpersonal, directed towards a specific thing or person. Twisted Oak creative Mat Batory said that the album is about moving on from one vice to the next, which is where the album gets its title.

 

As the album progresses, the songs get more focused. Lyrically, Cold Coffee and Half Smoked Cigarettes tells a story and paints visuals in your mind. It goes from describing a scene to narrating the movements and feelings.

 

In addition, the acoustic sound of the album puts you at ease. You’re able to fully focus on the lyrics, the soft guitar and the emotional vocals.
Twisted Oak wears his heart on his sleeve in Cold Coffee and Half Smoked Cigarettes. You can listen to Cold Coffee and Half Smoked Cigarettes now on Bandcamp.

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