It’s been almost ten years since Goldfinger released a new album. Well, good news for fans, because this Friday, the Los Angeles band will be releasing a brand new album, titled The Knife.
The album begins will a real pop-punk banger, A Million Miles. This track has just what you’d expect from an epic pop punk tune – relatable lyrics, a catchy chorus to sing along to and your typical “whoah” moments. That, and it adds in a little bit of ska, just so we know they haven’t abandoned their ska sound either. I think the only thing I find disappointing is that it’s a little too short, especially when it gets me hyped up for more at one point. However, that doesn’t let the track down whatsoever. It’s still a great listen and introduces the album perfectly.
Get What I Need follows more of the ska punk style. Immediately, we get the catchy and upbeat brass isntruments to start the track. However, the pop punk sound returns when the chorus hits, and returns to ska once again when the next verse arrives. It’s so cool how both styles are mixed together in this one, particularly the ska. For example, if this was just a regular pop punk track, it would still sound good, but wouldn’t really be anything new or special. Ska is hardly around nowadays, so mixing the two together really makes for a fun listen.
Am I Deaf will make you feel nostalgic, or like it’s the 2000’s again. The lyrics are funny in a senile kind of way, since they talk about not understanding the music of today. Even if you’re nowhere near that age yet, I’m pretty sure a lot of us understand where this track is coming from. We’ve all felt a little before our time once or twice.
Put The Knife Away explains the difficulty of relationships, all while with jumpy, headbanging, instrumentals you’d expect from a pop punk track. It’s available to listen to on Youtube, in case you want to hear for yourself.
Say It Out Loud is honestly just an awesome track in general. What I love most about it is once again the mixture of pop punk and ska mixed together, particularly in the chorus. It’s typically anthem-y and easy to sing along too, but adds the funky brass instrumentals into it.
Fans of Goldfinger won’t be disappointed with this album, and have something awesome to listen to once Friday comes around.