With the new year under way and loads of new music to look forward to (some of which have been teased… already), it only makes sense that we reminisce for a bit and daydream about acts that we feel should be out and about putting out fresh tunes.
I mean what’s the deal with musicians anyway (actual GOOD ones at that). They’re all “Ohh, we’re not going to write anything for… five years.” Like, really? Doesn’t it occur to them that maybe, they’d want to work a little bit harder?? But of course, that’s the price of fame and we can only hope that One Direction’s time comes sooner rather than later.
1. If you Google “come off hiatus”, Fall Out Boy will most definitely pop out first. It’s been the most talked, begged, and false-alarmed. Officially, “FOB never broke up; (They’re) just not touring right now.” We haven’t heard a whisper from them other than the constant dispelling of rumours and the occasional Q & A (in which they continue shooting down rumours). Breaking into mainstream success with their major label debut From Under the Cork Tree, the “emo” dubbed band has definitely shaped the pop punk scene with their progression from their hardcore punk roots to more accessible, poppier tunes. It would no doubt bring joy to the world with their legacy back in the flesh.
2. Another band that fell to the Fueled By Ramen/Decaydance curse is of course, The Academy Is… Disbanded back in 2011, band members have moved on with their own individual projects. Most notably successful is of course lead singer William Beckett (the one that used to look like a girl) who’s coping pretty well with his solo career and daughter in tow. Of course, Beckett was here last year and already has 3 EPs under his belt with an acoustic one coming out pretty soon. Really, the only reason TAI’s on this list is that Summer Hair = Forever Young came on and we felt pretty damn nostalgic.
3. & 4. Perhaps after hearing the voice of God, Justin Timberlake might just decide to stick to singing rather than dramatic acting. While he’s at it, why not throw in a couple of 'N Sync reunions? That’ll show those European bastards. Besides, judging from the number of Instagrammed Home For Christmases, being an ageing member of a boy band might just rake in millions by singing the hits to nostalgic mums and 20-somethings. Also, remember that time Justin grabbed Mila Kunis’ breasts? Still got it.
5. With frontwoman Cassadee Pope’s solo career taking off, Hey Monday coming off the H-word (believe it or not) is more of a distant possibility that “only time will tell” than it was before. Sure Cassadee will probably be caught up with her debut solo record but if mainstream responsibilities prove to be too much of an experience for the pop punk represent, the return of Hey Monday can only be greeted with much zest. It’s a long shot, I’ll give you that. But we’ll take it.