The New Classic - The New Classic
Release Date: July 22, 2014
Reviewed By: Cat Hill
You know how we always complain that companies put seasonal items way too early? You’re wandering through Wal-Mart in October and you’re passing a Santa instead of a Jack-O-Lantern. Bands seem to do this method backwards. A stellar summer album comes out just as everyone is gearing to head back to school and the mundane real world. And while I definitely agree that The New Classic’s release would make for an iconic summer album, I also think the slight edge to the vocals mixed with the playful instrumentals makes for a really solid extension of that happy-go-lucky, summer feeling into the back-to-reality days.
This 10-track album is so much fun. Once it starts, it doesn’t stop for anything.
The first song that really captured my attention was the third track, “Reset.” I find myself caught up in the comfortable contrast between guitar and drum. It’s comfortable like a hotel bed after being on the road for 12 hours. It may not be what you’re used to, but you welcome it with open arms. I feel like the band took a risk with this song and it paid off.
The fourth song, “I Choose You,” is the next highlight on this album. But I like this song for its reliability. It’s a song that can maintain through all circumstances. It fits a number of situations and I think it’s one of the songs that contains the most connectivity from artist to listener. I love the energy in this song and I want to see this song make it big. It has the definite potential to.