Yes, I know that this album came out almost a week ago, but I’ve been busy, OK? Luckily, I consider my opinion on things to be important enough that I decided to sit down, put this album on, and espouse to the masses my honest, initial opinion. So, without further ado, let’s jump right in.
- Okay we’re off to a real peaceful start here.
- “Saw a chance to leave a life I couldn’t lead…saw that I could be more than my head led me to believe.” Goddamn that thought is more pleasing than sex to me, I don’t know about you.
- Wow the soft piano notes are a beautiful touch.
- Overall this is a track I could listen to as I fall asleep and think about going completely off the grid, and then proceed to think about how I can barely cook and would most likely die within a week if I lived on my own. Oh a boy can dream.
- But honestly who doesn’t think about ditching everything and starting over? If you’re the type of person who’s perfectly content with everything that’s going on in their life and doesn’t have the occasional thought of bailing out, then I honestly don’t trust you.
- “With you I leave my teeth, they never meant me much…” Uhm dude you eat with them, they’re super useful.
- “I’d leave you my whole heart if there was one left to leave.” Ooooooh this dude just lost the love of his life. Metaphors are fun!
- “My time is now, I fear” Who hurt you, man? WHO HURT YOU?!
- Jesus I thought Drake’s album had me feeling emotions, this is just ridiculous
- This snare beat is reminding me of Welcome to the Black Parade for some reason, and now I’m even sadder. #BringMCRBack.
- Christina come back to me I miss you so much-I mean wow this is a good song…
- There go those soft piano notes again!
- I’m sure there’s some reason the title is spelt wrong. Well, only one way to find out.
- “We lost another one today” Oh no.
- The walking noises make me feel like this is taken from a music video but the fact that it isn’t and it’s just a part of a song is pretty edgy and I like that.
- Wait is he crying?
- “To find the proper way to mourn you.” Oh dear God no who started chopping onions? Come on somebody did it, don’t lie to me now.
- So it dissolves into a narrative of a sort: “I was…I fucked up my hoodie and ripped through my jeans…start walking towards the light, not sure what that means. But I think it might be okay…I’ll be okay.”
- “Smoke a cigarette and walk through the woods.” Okay I know this is a really sad song but the indie-ness of that line made me chuckle.
- The narrative cuts off in what seems to be the middle of a thought. Again, interesting and admirable creative decision there, Sorority Noise.
- Oooh I wonder what this song title means?
- This one’s sad as shit too, I think there’s a pattern here.
- I don’t hate it though. Actually I’m super into this.
- Was that a xylophone? Amazing.
- SOFT PIANO NOTES AGAIN! Sorry I don’t know why that makes me so excited.
- I think this one is about love (or love lost) too.
- Whoever writes the lyrics is amazing at painting images with their words. Good on you, songwriter.
- “…like the ‘Check Engine’ light, that burns through my head, when it’s 3 AM, and I’m thinking about you again.” This dude is making me miss my ex-fiancé and I’ve never been engaged.
- He ends the album on, “Did you even care?” Well DID YOU, UNNAMED EX LOVER? DID YOU CARE? I bet you didn’t. God, you suck.
- I didn’t figure out what either of the last song titles mean. Tragic.
Overall, as you can see, this album will make you feel a lot of things in a short amount of time. Only one of the songs, A Will, is longer than three minutes (It’s about four), and honestly it’s fine that way. I personally have a remarkably short attention span, and the fact that Sorority Noise was able to both maintain my full attention and make me fairly sad/nostalgic/pensive in around 11 minutes and 30 seconds is most definitely an accomplishment. Their use of toned down, minimal instrumentation, up until the end of XC, complements the mood set by the somber, introspective lyrics, and the record as a whole is a tasteful, coherent display of pain and emotion Keep it up, Sorority Noise, you done good.