Pop-punk fans of CaliberTV- Mayday Parade have given us yet another fantastic release and we’re totally here for it.
Florida native Pop-punk powerhouses Mayday Parade have just released their brand new EP, ‘Out of Here’, and it is exactly what we’d expect from the band (and we mean that in the absolute best way).
The EP, which features three tracks (in order) titled “First Train”, “Lighten Up Kid”, and “I Can Only Hope” all differ in sound and overall vibe. “First Train” gives us a slightly heavier sound in terms of instrumentals, while “Lighten Up Kid” gives us flashbacks to Warped Tour summers at the Journey’s stage.
The last track, “I Can Only Hope”, and perhaps the star of the EP, gives us the signature sad Mayday Parade ballad that we all know and love with a really dope guitar solo thrown in it that was not expected but nothing short of a pleasure to hear. Now, is it better than “Miserable at Best”? No, but we all know that will never be topped. Despite that, this new ballad holds up well and is guaranteed to be on your fall pop-punk playlists for years to come along with the other two bops the group gave us on this EP.
The overall production of the EP on its own is easily a 10/10, staying true to the production style we’ve always seen with Mayday Parade. It’s not overly produced, or as “clean” as we’ve seen with a lot of the Pop-punk releases we’ve previously seen this year, but just enough for it to work for the instrumentals and the absolutely phenomenal Derek Sander’s vocals.
Sometimes keeping your sound consistent isn’t a “terrible thing”, and the group continues to prove that with every release. Mayday Parade gave us the classic and timeless Pop-punk sound we all grew up loving and listening to with this EP and it’s definitely something to smile about.
Mayday Parade’s ‘Out of Here’ is officially out now via Rise Records and available across all streaming platforms!