Back to about 2002 or so, Yellowcard was considered the band to listen to. They were every teen girl’s heartthrob when they sang their heartfelt songs about love, togetherness, and “the perfect relationship.” That’s not all they sang about, but once they exited the mainstream, not much was heard of them after that, but they’re making a comeback.
Yellowcard is actually a decent band with a distinguishable sound more in part by lead vocalist and guitarist, Ryan Key. They had very catchy lyrics with a pop-punk occasionally alternative rock sound. I always loved their mix of acoustic sounds with electric instrumentation. It’s a refreshing dualism not many bands can pull off.
One unfortunate thing I have noticed about Yellowcard is that they are often lost or confused with similar bands like Relient K or All Time Low. However, Southern Air is their new borderline. It’s cool to know that after all these years, Yellowcard can keep true to their original sound, only, they’ve made it different; they’ve made it better!
Their basic rock structures, with their typical excessive vamping are really what make their songs catchy and so familiar. That dualism between acoustic and electric makes them the kind of band you can listen to just about anywhere, all the time, without growing bored or tired of them. Just take a listen to “Here I am Alive,” “Awakening,” “Southern Air,” and “Always Summer.” These are the kind of songs that made Yellowcard famous and I couldn’t be more impressed with the album. It truly is their most successful album and surpassed many expectations—including mine.
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