Mayday Parade: Sunnyland
It's here!!! Well, it's been here for almost a month but life is crazy. Just don't think I haven't been listening because oh, I have. I waited, twiddled my thumbs, hung onto those released singles, and BAM! it happened. I am nothing short of overly satisfied with this album. One of my main selling points so far is the variety. I hear many stages of Mayday Parade all rolled into one: the stage of them that has evolved into this current sound, the stage that was 'Black Lines' and some hints of Mayday from their self-titled album. Moving on, let's discuss some songs:
Two words: Dang Alex. I mean seriously, the lead guitar in this song is crazy in the absolute best way possible. When they released "Never Sure" as a single, I literally remember trying to figure out how in the world I was going to wait for this album. I'm sure you can all relate to me when I say that as a music fan when you hear that one of your favorite band's has a new album on the way you often wonder what direction they will take, and this song definitely let me know that I would not be disappointed.
"I'll take whatever comes with it as long as it's yours." Thanks for tugging at my heart strings, Mayday. "Piece of Your Heart" is the perfect reminder that when you bring someone into your life true love includes accepting everything that comes with them, and helping each other through the trials. Cue the, "awwww".
"If I Were You" is easily my favorite non-single track on 'Sunnyland', if not my favorite song on the entire album. It reminds me of people who have come in and out of my life. Those who were once a very present part of my life, but decided to leave. The saying is very true: "If people want to leave, let them go."
I would love to hear your thoughts on this album. Leave a comment, and let me know what you think if you're into that sort of thing.