Ashley Barnes, Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Neighbourhood reveals the hardest parts about a break up in their newest release, “Wiped Out!”
The alternative rock band started out back in 2013 with the release of their first album “I Love You.” Last November the American band decided to release a mixtape called “#000000 & #FFFFFF.”
The Neighbourhood released their new album “Wiped Out!” on October 30. “Wiped Out!” expresses the after- math of a break up and what it is like to have loved and lost.
Lead singer Jesse Rutherford allows listeners to feel his depression throughout the album.
As if listeners need time to prepare, the band quite wittedly proves their artistic ability when they begin the album with a moment of silence.
Rutherford sadly sings the lyrics, “She was my baby girl, I might never get her back” in the song “Single.” The song voices the feeling of post break up regret using strong lyrics and mellow echoes fading in the background.
“Daddy Issues” shows the loneliness after a break up with the lyrics, “I keep on trying to let you go, I’m dying to let you know, how I’m getting on.” Then Rutherford gets personal in this song when he sings, “I didn’t cry when you left at first, but now that you’re dead it hurts, this time I gotta know, where did my daddy go?”
The most upbeat song, “R.I.P. 2 My Youth” is also the most dismal song in the album. Rutherford sings, “Put me in the dirt, let me dream with the stars, throw me in a box with the oxygen off.”
It is unconventionally a suicide note in a song, and yet simultaneously the lyrics “R.I.P. to my youth, and you could call this the funeral” make it a catchy tune to sing along to.
Listeners can expect moving lyrics alongside slow soothing sounds throughout the entire album.
The Neighbourhood pairs their usual melancholy music to Rutherford’s heartfelt lyrics to create the band’s ultimate break up album. “Wiped Out!” is the kind of album to be admired in a ‘break up’ playlist.