There’re just some records when after giving it a spin you mentally go like, “OHMYGOD OHMYGOD THAT WAS REALLY GOOD JFC” after which you proceed to have another go.
Walk The Moon’s sophomore self-titled album is that good. One trip with Walk The Moon is enough to make you instantly addicted to their freshly brewed colourful concoction of some very solid indie rock. Their material is what you’d expect from a band that has supported the likes of Panic! At The Disco and Weezer. It’s so fun and it’s so good.
Just take a look at Walk The Moon’s album art. Like I said, colourful. Stomping into your heart is introductory song Quesadilla, and just like the Mexican sandwhich, it’s filled with a mix of ingredients. Namely a catchy tribal drumbeat accompanied with a chorus of gang vocals with a sprinkle of synths and other assorted impressive instrumentations to make one helluva good tortilla.
Next on the menu, is Lisa Baby a bold proclamation with lead singer Nicholas Petricca flaunting his vocal abilities from falsettos to hoarse yells, he pretty much nails it. And in come the Brendon Urie (P!ATD) comparisons, stylistically anyways. There’s still some synthesizer work spread out but with guitar solo wailing in the foreground, I’m definitely not complaining.
Petricca’s falsetto makes an even bigger comeback in brand new track Shiver Shiver while breakthrough hit Anna Sun, still manages to infect the listener with its overall catchiness. I like Jenny. Ridiculously catchy lyrics along with the use of staccato and some seriously quirky synths, this is yet again another of Walk The Moon’s outrageously catchy songs. I’d prance about someone’s grave to this song, I swear.
All in all, I love them. From Sean Waugaman’s consistently confident drumming to Eli Maiman’s creative fretwork and not to mention Nicholas’ dynamic vocals, this succinct album is a wonderland of bold, delicious music which I might just decide not to leave.
Check out Lisa Baby below!