In Our Bones | Review
Written by J-Bøp on May 21, 2016
Against the Current’s Debut Album In Our Bones is out now
As of Friday May 20, an album I was very excited for was released. Against the Current has finally released their debut album In Our Bones, and here’s my quick-no BS-review: This album is f*cking incredible and I give it a 5/5.
I don’t think Against The Current’s vocalist Chrissy Costanza could have said it better, prior to the album dropping she tweeted the following:
I’m not sure if I’ve been a fan for 5 years, but I have been here since the early days. I remember watching excitedly and waiting for the covers youtuber Alex Goot would collaborate with Against the Current. It was obvious since then vocalist Chrissy Constanza had a very powerful voice, and her talented bandmates Dan Gow and Will Ferri compliment her voice extremely well – the final result is something very special. Of course I’m not the only one to think this, they already have a devoted fanbase, and are signed to one of my favorite labels: Fueled By Ramen. Joining bands such as Twenty One Pilots, Panic! at the Disco, and Young the Giant. The perfect label to help this band explode and become equals to the three bands I just mentioned. And believe me, this is a band ready to do so.
Back to the actual review, yes this album is that good, and yes it deserves a perfect score. If you weren’t sold with the lead single Running With the Wild Things, I admit I wasn’t initially either, give the rest of the album a chance. The singles that followed got better and better – Runaway, Wasteland, Forget Me Now, and Young & Relentless were all released as singles. Wasteland, even after hearing the rest of the album, is still one of my favorites. The album as a whole is very upbeat/fun/catchy/summery, definitely an album to add to your summer music rotation. An album I will be driving around town with, blasting through my crappy car speakers, and singing at the top of my lungs. Wasteland is a different story, it’s a departure from the high soaring synth and pop/rock vibes from the rest of the album (until the end) but a very beautiful song, and sung in a slightly different style by Chrissy.
The band chose very strong singles to tease to its fans, of course the rest of the album has incredible songs the band kept secret, unless you went to one of their shows. Songs that stood out were Chasing Ghosts, In Our Bones, Roses, and my other favorite: One More Weekend. In Our Bones being the other beautiful departure track and acoustic based, while Roses and One More Weekend are songs I personally cannot stop listening to. The lyrics of the album tell a variety of stories that appeal to mostly a younger crowd, but are songs we all can relate to: a corrupt educational system, calling out people from the past who ‘won’t forget me now’, love, heartbreak, chasing dreams, and self identity.
I don’t think this band could have put out a better debut album. This is the perfect album to introduce the band to anyone unfamiliar with them, the perfect gift to their fans, and proof to their doubters that they aren’t a band to be brushed off. This album will definitely be in my top 10 albums of 2016, and more than likely within my top 5. Give the album a listen, follow me and the band on all our social media locations, and catch the band this summer on Warped Tour.
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