Tuesday 30 July 2013

Metropolis America - Bittersweet

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

There's something about this new single from Philadelphia trio Metropolis America that screams "guilty pleasure!" at you very loudly. Maybe it's the cascading guitar line that's nicked from another song (but I can't think which one) or maybe it's simply that they've written such a contagious and melodic pop song that you feel somehow uncool by liking it, perhaps it's a combination of many things. Still, the end result is, whether we're happy about it or not, that 'Bittersweet' is a killer pop song that begs for repeat plays. When no one else is listening of course.

The garish coloured video and some cheesy lyrics add further weight to the guilty pleasure theory (and of course people will say that you shouldn't be guilty about liking any music, and they'd be right to say that, but we still feel wrong by adoring this so much). The song is pure powerpop that's teeming with melody and life and is like injecting pure sunshine into your veins. There will be those who refuse to accept this song on credibility grounds, well, they can bugger off and listen to their Atoms For Peace albums. I'm gonna give this another spin if it's alright with you.

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