Saturday 2 January 2016
If You're Listening It's Never Too Late
Sure, maybe liking 8/10 genres under the sun doesn't seem like much of a problem to the average person but when you're me and you want to stay on top of the new Goldlink album, the new Hailee Steinfeld EP and whatever the hell Weezer are up to right now, things get tough.
Ever since I can remember being into music I can remember liking a plethora of different things but when you're 14 liking pop music isn't cool if your friends are only interested in what your favourite Senses Fail song is. But now I'm older, wiser, and IDGAF, I don't have a problem with enjoying Childish Gambino and State Champs in equal measures and letting everybody know about it.
As we enter 2016 I stumbled upon this. Everything that Neon Gold Records bring out is quantifiable to actual gold and I'd be lying if I said I didn't listen to everything that they post on their blog. When I pressed play I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Note that when I "read" other blogs, I don't really read them at all. I hit play on the song and if I'm into it I may or may not go back and look at the accompanying text. Please just imagine the downright confusion when I'm listening to this and during the first two minutes I'm like "this sounds like a dancefloor remix of Jimmy Eat World... sure whatever", followed by "what's Blink 182's 'Adam's Song' doing here? What is this and what am I listening to?".
Thirty minutes later I am an emotional wreck filled with nostalgia contemplating how anybody would think mashing up My Chemical Romance's 'Welcome To The Black Parade' and Fetty Wap's 'Trap Queen' would work, let alone following it up five minutes later with Drake's 'Hotline Bling' smooshed into Say Anything's 'Wow I Can Get Sexual Too'. What the fuck Captain Cuts? What the actual fuck where you thinking? Nothing but pure unadulterated genius.
This is pop punk after all.
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