Whenever I hear about Forever The Sickest Kids, I instantly think of pop/techo-beats and a whole lot of auto-tuned rock from Texas. But with the release of their new self-titled album (that dropped today), you can expect a whole lot more. Check out a review below the cut!
In the last months of 2009, the boys from North Richland Hills, Texas, released one of three mini-LP’s, under The Weekend Series. The first was titled The Weekend: Friday and was released in November of 2009. It was received well by fans particularly with the singles “She Likes” and “What Do You Want From Me?“. But while FTSK was in the studio coming up with tracks for The Weekend: Saturday and The Weekend: Sunday, the boys decided they wanted to add a handful of new songs and release them all together as a full-length, self-titled album. Which they did!
The album dropped today and if you haven’t yet, go pick it up in stores or on iTunes because it really is fantastic. We still don’t know what’s going on with the rest of The Weekend Series, if anything at all, but that can wait. Becaues right now we’re not complaining … this self-titled album shows a more matured, more clean side of FTSK we’ve never really heard before.
Songs like “Forever Girl” (which was released about two weeks ago), and “Bipolar Baby!” are a little more toned down than Forever The Sickest Kids’ Fans are used to, but to be honest – those might be my favorites. I think it’s really cool to be able to actually here the boys in a more serious way. But if you love the old FTSK sound like “Whoa Oh! (Me Vs. Everyone)” and “She’s A Lady” than you’ll most definitely love “Guess You Can Say Things Are Getting Pretty Serious” and “Life Of The Party” because they definitely give off that whole dancefloor-anthem, poppy vibe that we’re so used to hearing from them.
So all-in-all I don’t think there’s much else I can say! The album costs $7.99 on iTunes and is definitely worth every cent. And with that being said, I know I’m not speaking for myself when I say I was pleased with this album in it’s entirety. The boys definitly threw their heart into this album and it shows.
Make sure to check out Forever The Sickest Kids right now on their tour with Good Charlotte, and most importantly enjoy the NEW Self-Titled album. Oh, and make sure to let us know what you think about the album right here!
1. Keep On Bringing Me Down
2. I Guess You Can Say Things Are Getting Pretty Serious
3. Life Of The Party
4. Robots & Aliens
5. King For A Day
6. Good Life
7. Same Dumb Excuse
8. Bipolar Baby!
9. Summer Song
10. Forever Girl
11. What Happened To Emotion? (Killing Me)