I'm going to try to do this, i will pre-warn you that i am very crappy with this. So with a suggestion from my friend, i have decided to give this a go, with read the title. There For Tomorrow is one of my favourite bands, not to mention my intense crush on Maika, the singer/guitarist. And no im not biased, i love all the members of TFT and their music, even before i developed a crush on Maika... tehe.. but still here i go.
So, i dunno how this goes but what can i say about The Verge, which came out on June 28th of this year. (ive been busy for a while) Once i downloaded the album on iTunes (i got the deluxe edition cause i could) i havent been able to get the songs out of my head. This album is completely different than A Little Faster or their earlier stuff (There For Tomorrow EP and before that), and they have taken a different direction of their writing for this one. And how they made the music (the whole band in one room just playing... over and over again until they got it right) was something that most musicians do not do now-a-days. The fact that they chose the first twelve songs that they wrote over a period of a week (it was on the documentory that was included with the deluxe edition along with "Get It (creature version)" which isnt my favourite).
The album opens up with the title track, "The Verge" and goes through a lot of different senses. The album closes with "I'd be Changing If I Were You" and it has some really sweet riffs and a baseline throughout "Hunt Hunt Hunt" that keeps you gripping. Even with the drums it really is some of the coolest music I have heard in a while. I'm not going to lie, for the first time listening to the album i kept in mind that "Hunt Hunt Hunt" (the first single off of the album) would remain my favourite, but lately i cant seem to figure out my ultimate favourite. Each track gives you something new, and there are some that i think arent that strong. But then when you listen to the words that were written it is brilliant.
So, to go down straight to some of my favourites. The first one that comes to mind would really have to be "Blu". From first listen i remember that I fell in love with it, and the lyrics could be taken into account for anything. "Was it you that caught my attention?/Was it you who showed your face anywhere but here?/I liked to see you go" With that you may think about a former love affair that you were in and thinking of burying it inside the parts of your mind no one really entered.
My other favourite would be "Nowhere BLVD." now in my own opinion I think it always mattered to the listener of how they interpret each song. But with this song, i think Maika's message was that you are ultimately on a road that would lead you to nowhere unless you knew what you wanted in life. Or it could be something completely different. Who knows, it is always up to the listener.
To be honest, you have to just listen to the whole album from the opening lyrics "Was running free but now the road is fading/ Can't believe that it got to this degree" to the ending ones "Yeah I'm watching from a distance/ Your life like pantomime" it captures everything that people will love. Honestly, it is my favourite album by these guys. I hope they keep up the great work.