WRITE THIS DOWN
[Tooth & Nail]
In 2010, Write This Down came out of nowhere with an awesome debut that made me an instant fan. Naturally, I was very excited to hear the band’s next record, Lost Weekend, when I got wind of it a couple months back. With their first record, Write This Down felt they were too much all over the place with their sound. As a result, they made a conscious effort to go after specific strengths with their sophomore release. With more anthem-like tracks, breakdowns, and rougher vocal work, Lost Weekend comes out easily memorable and fun. While some may complain about the lyrical content (which deals a lot with being on the road), the songs themselves are highly energetic and passionate because of the topics explored. Humorously enough, one of the best tracks on the record is actually the tongue-in-cheek “I’ll Make You Famous”, which is thoroughly entertaining and catchy. While the majority of Lost Weekend is very much hard rock and explosive, the band does take some detours to balance things out. This includes the cover of “Don’t Speak”, the sorrowful “Cheap Affairs”, the quick and acoustic “Minnesota Interlude”, and the grand closing track, “Song And Dance”. Throughout Lost Weekend, fans will find track after track of great music worth playing again and again. There’s a very good chance that this record will get you just as hooked on Write This Down as their debut did, if not more so. – By Nathaniel Lay
>> Focus Tracks: “Lost Weekend”, “I’ll Make You Famous”, “The Older I Get The Better I Was”, “Cheap Affairs”, “Song And Dance”
>> Classification: Hard Rock/Hardcore
>> In Conclusion: Write This Down have avoided the sophomore slump with another hard hitting and memorable record release. Lost Weekend is a more tightened and defined effort, and will surely move the band further in their musical career.
WRITE THIS DOWN