Ready for some more pop punk? Then take a listen to Tough Tracks and Setbacks, the latest album from the guys in Dead Frequency.
We begin with Nobody’s Listening. It’s a catchy and fun track, which has a typical pop punk trait, but enjoyable. The track’s meaning seems to be about determination to become a musician, despite everyone’s disapproval. It’ll most definitely be relatable to aspiring musicians out there. Another notable part of this track is the happy-sounding music, but rather sad lyrics about loneliness. Very pop punk indeed.
Next up is The Devil’s Dream. The first thing I noticed about this track was that it reminded me of certain tracks by Sum 41, such as The Hell Song and Still Waiting. That being said, I’m not saying it’s a direct copy of Sum 41, just a little similar. It’s still a great track nonetheless, with yet another catchy tune and excellent lyrics.
Next, we have Time For Saying Sorry. I hate to make another comparison, but this time, I’m reminded of Good Charlotte, specifically the melody and style. But again, you know it’s not a copy. It’s ridiculously feel-good, and I love it.
And last but not least, we have Everything Will Be Alright. I love the positivity in the lyrics especially. Again, it’s so feel-good just like the last track, making it all the more enjoyable. Oh, and no comparisons this time.
Overall, I’m impressed with this album. The tracks are incredibly enjoyable with catchy melodies, great vocals and relatable lyrics. I can see Dead Frequency becoming more popular in the future and having music videos played on music channels. None of these tracks bored me or disinterested me in the slightest. They were all brilliant in their own way, and I wish Dead Frequency the best for this release.