Memphis May Fire's Matty Mullins released his on solo, self titled album on September 19 and it is somehwat expected out of him. The sound appears to be reminescent of Memphis May Fire's usual sound, but at the same time, it is slightly different. It is something all his own.
This album appears to be widely based around religious beliefs of Matty's. At the same time, it does not appear to just target those who are faithful in a higher power, but it can also be self motivating as well from time to time.
The song "My Dear", is not only incredibly sweet, but it could easily be one of those songs people turn to for comfort while they are are down. It reminds people someone's always there and you've never really been alone. It does appear as though he's speaking as God, as he said "I made you in my own image." but for the most part, it could just be one of those songs that is there just when you need it the most.
Some other stand out tracks, aside from "My Dear", are "99% Soul", "Normal Like You", and "Speak to Me"
For lack of a better word, this is a very sweet album. It truly does look like Matty gave the world a look inside his brain. It does speak of religion, but it also speaks of how he feels about the stories he hears from his fans, and several other things. Its got a little bit of everything, and you can tell Matty put a lot of work into it.
This album recieves a solid four stars.
5 Seconds Of Summer has appeared to take the world by storm, and in July 2014, they released their first full length album. It was self titled, with different deluxe editions for different regions in the world.
This is a review of the North American deluxe edition of 5 Seconds Of Summer.
5SOS might not be a band for everyone, but most fans of pop punk probably will agree that this is a great album. Some of the songs, such as "She Looks So Perfect" and "Don't Stop" were on previous releases, but the rest are brand new tracks. All are amazing, but some do stand out.
The number one track that stood out to Immortal Music was, "Good Girls." Its catchy, its fun, its kind of sexual -what more could you ask for? Its one of those songs that can get stuck in your head for months on end, but somehow it never gets old.
Other tracks that stood out are, "Lost Boy", "Social Casuality", and "Never Be." "Lost Boy" stands out, frankly, because it is highly remiescent of "Somewhere In Neverland" by All Time Low, while still being unique. "Social Casuality" kind of seems like a teenage anthem in a way, the lyric, "I don't wanna be a victim of authority, I'll always be a part of a minority." just gives off that "teenage anthem vibe." Plus, its just extremely catchy.
"Never Be" is just beautiful. Its one of those songs you hear and automatically can picture live. The chorus is quite inspirational, if you allow it to be. "We'll never be as young as we are now. It's time to leave this old black and white town. Let's seize the day. Let's run away. Don't let the colors fade to grey. We'll never be as young as we are now. As young as we are now." It sounds bitter sweet in a way, because we're all growing older, but its all about seizing the day, and living in the now. Its got a powerful meaning to it, and its definitely worth listening to.
This is definitely a great album. So if you are into pop punk, don't let this one pass by you. Because if you do, you'll be missing a five star album.
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