After exhausting my pop punk playlist, I felt it was time to refresh the list with new bands to perk up my day. With that said, let me share with you: The White Tie Affair’s “Walk This Way” and Chris Wallace’s “Remember When (Push Rewind)”.
There’s something about The White Tie Affair that’s…infectious. Bubbly. Catchy. Danceable. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I really like what I’m hearing and I can’t stop listening to them! It’s everything I ever wanted in a pop punk band.
Unfortunately, the band is no longer together, but it’s nice to see that then-frontman Chris Wallace is still up and at it. His new album, “Push Rewind”, will be available on iTunes on September 4th. Why should you pick it up, you ask?
This video should be sufficient enough. As I’m writing this, I’m humming along in my head. SO GOOD.
Anyway, back to what I was originally writing about.
Enclosed are a couple of tracks that tickled my fancy and have been on repeat for the past couple of weeks:
Allow Me To Introduce Myself…Mr. Right – This is the first song off of the album and one of three singles. Right from the get-go, I’m already hooked. Once I heard how diverse Wallace’s range was, I instantly fell in love. Vocalists with a massive range are my weakness.
Candle (Sick & Tired) – This is another one of their singles. Every time I hear this song, I just want to drive down the freeway and blast this. It’s such a great carefree, summer-like song! It also brought me back to all of the pop-punk songs I used to listen to in high school. Huge nostalgia kick.
Take It Home – Similar to Candle (Sick & Tired), I just want to blast this as loud as possible. I feel like I should be having a summer party/bonfire/shindig or something.
Price of Company – I hear this song playing in my head every time I see a beautiful man or woman. Yes, the lyrics are directed towards an insatiable woman, but I’m sure if you replaced the context to an insatiable man, it’ll still make sense.
The Way Down – My favorite song off of the entire album. It’s also a lot darker-sounding than everything else. Violins are incorporated in this! If you’ve gone through a rough patch with past relationships, this song is definitely relatable. Lyrics aside: just listening to the whole composition gave me the chills. In fact, it’s still giving me the chills.
If you’re itching for more pop punk in your life, give The White Tie Affair a listen. In the meantime, I will be playing their album more on repeat as I await Wallace’s new album.