ARTIST: A Close Second
Album: The Day You Left Home
Reviewer: Jaysen Gold
Score: 4 out of 5
A Close Second combines catchy melodies with equally as catch lyrics! They intertwine strong locals with real musical talent, “Summer Romantics” is a great example! The complexity of the strong was highlighted by lead singers Nick O’Loughlins vocals.
However, my personal favorite was Gone…It was not only a fun “jam out” song, but with lyrics behind it that made me think! The band also throws a couple “breakup songs” that will help you mourn or get over that most recent ex. The acoustic version of “say it at sunrise” showed the versatility they present as band. This up-and-coming band has potential to gain a strong following on the Pittsburgh Punk scene.
After listening to their music, this review can’t wait to see A Close Second and see if they bring as much energy to their live show as they do on their album! I recommend you go checkout their music and you won’t be disappointed!
4 out of 5