“In a music world that seems to be absent guitars, angst, and emotional authenticity, I felt it was important to lead with a song that mirrors the post-hardcore days of my youth, where the power of the music creates that feeling we once had as teenagers, where we wanted to break something and change the poisonous environment within our broken homes. These emotions create us. This song shows the seductive nature of an intense love built with that baggage from our youth, from being born into an imperfect household.” - Tom DeLonge
"Euphoria " out now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUxCynz-1vk
for all you Fred Mascherino & Matt Rubano fans check out this recent interview with them chumming it up, matt is in AVA (which i didn't know) and he talks about the new album! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW90oPVJMGw
Sir, the words they used were "HAD no idea this band was still a thing." Had is past tense, so by the time of comment they had already learned that the band was still around, providing them plenty of time to explore their discography further. Don't be a dick just because you can.
По-моему, очень даже неплохой трек, местами странная расстановка вокальной линии и немного дебильный текст, но все равно гораздо лучше абсолютно ненужной коллекции самоповторов Love 2. Том очень вовремя стал работать с Рубинами, начиная с Dream Walker, качество музыки очень выросло.
нет, первый лав очень достойный, просто он вышел уже третьим и был недостаточно отличным от I-Empire, думаю, если бы он вышел вторым, до наоборот I-Empire бы считали похуже. А тексты у него слишком однообразные, всегда одни и те же темы, даже одинаковые обороты типа kids dance in city streets и тд. Надо ему как-то сменить направленность лирики, а то заебало уже, слишком абстрактные тексты, надо добавить конкретных образов.
Agreed! Can't wrap my head around it, all albums are amazing. It's like as if Blink and 80's U2 had a baby and some Carl Sagan mixed into it. What's not to love about that? /\\//\ deserve way more credit.
Well, my opinion about this (and I love AvA): On 'Wdntw' and 'I-Epire' Tom merciless recycled all the tunes seem to stuck in his head for the last 20 years (compare the power riffs of BCR's 'All Systems Go' and AvA's 'Secret Crowds' ... and this is one of the less obvious examples!). But nothing else was expected from DeLonge, it were nice and catchy longplayers. The following albums they at least tried to sound anything different ... but failed in catching the old AvA vibe. Unfair to blame Tom for beeing his own copycat and saying so: but for me changing the sound made them boring. All in all they are still a very decent band. But they just write catchy pop songs. They are far away from beeing the 'trend-setting-world- conquering-multimedia-revelation' Tom wants them to be. And always pronouncing the next big project without ever finishing it, doesn't make you look more professional. I think this gap between 'to be' and 'want to be' is causing a lot of displeausure.
This band has some of the worst album art in modern music, which is baffling considering blink has good album art. Tom can still write a catchy ear worm though. "Let me feel you, carry you higher. Watch our words spread hope like fire. Secret crowds rise up and gather."