Tuesday, March 5, 2013

3oh!3 show growth on new single

3oh!3 burst to fame in 2008 with the release of their sophomore album Want. The album had great songs such as "Punkbitch" and the hit singles "Don't Trust Me" and "Starstruckk" which featured Katy Perry. The band's next album, 2010's Streets of Gold didn't shine like the second album did. While there were great songs like "Déjà Vu," "R.I.P." and the hit single "My First Kiss" featuring Ke$ha. The album was mostly cheesy and stupid and lacked the kick that their last record had. This didn't get much better when the band released their 2012 SHT: From The Vault EP also wasn't good. Despite their release of cult classic vault track "Hit it Again" (the band's best song) in 2010 the EP just wasn't good. Also the first single off of their upcoming fourth album Omens, "You're Gonna Love This" was a new low for the band.
After the album got pushed back several times the band announced this week that the album will be released June 18. The second single "Back to Life" was released. While the lyrics are about partying, like most of their other songs, this electropop/rock ballad is different. Both Sean Foreman and Nate Motte's vocals are impeccable, and probably auto-tune is to thank for that. "If the party is dead/we can bring it back to life," they sing during the chorus. The song is a welcome different sound from their previous singles.
With this single 3oh!3 have redeemed themselves after several not so hot releases. Hopefully this single is a hint of what's to come when Omens drops this summer. It's good to be hopeful but from a band who have let us down so much, I'll believe it when I see it.

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