Over It - Step Outside Yourself
Can they do it?
I hate hype. I do. But when Over It's Step Outside Yourself was introduced to the internet hype machine and I caught wind of it, I was somehow enticed. I listened and to my surprise, I was impressed. What greeted my ears was not your typical pop-punk album but an astoundingly innovative and diverse collection of tracks that struck anyone's particular fancy somehow. It was catchy, it was powerful, you had your riffs, your breakdowns, and you had those standout tracks that stuck out like a sore thumb but fit in like puzzle-piece. When a band achieves that, they have reached the penultimate level, they are there, they just need to draw someone's attention and bam, the big time awaits.
They can do it.
Songs like "Siren on the 101" are tracks that are designed for the radio. Tracks like "Feels Like Affection (Turn It Up)" are hidden gems designed to be secreted towards the end of an album, to surprise the listener who is expecting a relaxing end to the album. Are the members of Over It in our heads, anticipating our thoughts, and throwing out those left hits to catch us off guard and really impress us? Not likely, but regardless, they do manage to shock and impress, regardless. "The Energy" is this acoustic track that starts off very relaxing, almost oxymoronic and then the chorus blares and like the chorus declares "the energy's insane! The possibilities!" Oh, the possibilities.
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