“Always Summer” - Yellowcard
Reviewed by: Jared Ohgren
About a year ago, Yellowcard emerged from hiatus and gave us a phenomenal return record. Now it’s 2012, and the band is back for their second time and “Always Summer” is our first taste at the new record.
To start off, “Always Summer” is a great song. Plain and simple. When I first listened to it, though, I felt like it was lacking a certain punch, but after playing it on repeat for an indefinite amount of time, the song has and is stuck in my head. Yellowcard hasn’t failed to impress for a while now, and this song is no different. The driving verses and catchy as hell chorus makes this a fantastic song, not to mention the bad ass violin solo that ends the just as awesome bridge. Vocalist, Ryan Key, has always sounded good on every Yellowcard release, but his vocals really soar on this track as he delivers every lyric with crisp perfection, as he sings “I left home but there’s one thing that I still know / It’s always summer in my heart and in my soul.”
If the new album is anything like this song, Yellowcard is going to have a very good year. You’ll be blasting this with the windows down all summer long, and when you aren’t at least you’ll know it’s always summer.