On June 19th, New Found Glory are set to return with their latest studio release: Forever + Ever x Infinity.
Has a band ever managed to consistently personify the feeling of summer in their sound more strongly than New Found Glory? Forever + Ever x Infinity captures that signature, feel-good energy in each track, offering listeners a slice of pure pop-punk bliss. It’s the sort of record ideal for rolling down car windows and blasting the stereo this season.
Stand-out single “Shook By Your Shaved Head” opens the album with a bang. This fun track has an infectious chorus and an irresistible beat. There’s something somewhat nostalgic about this arrangement that’s likely to resonate with longtime fans.
Vocalist Jordan Pundik shines on “Like I Never Existed,” one of the strongest songs on the release. With catchy, relatable lyrics and an earnest delivery, it is poised to become a new fixture on playlists for years to come. There’s a certain danceable quality to the song that really makes this spirited track something special.
“More and More” serves as almost an interlude of sorts, offering a nice change of pace. This slower, more stripped down track offers a pause in an otherwise explosively high-energy collection. The lyrics are vivid and the delivery is packed with heartfelt emotion.
One of our favorite tracks on the release is “The Way You Deserve,” an anthemic song found near the end of the record. It is almost impossible to listen to this song without getting it stuck in one’s head. The song offers some of the strongest lyrics on the release, and has a great sing-along quality that would translate well to the band’s live show. Instrumentally, it’s slick, vibrant and easily a highlight on the album overall.
Closing song, “Slipping Away,” offers a true finale. Coming in at just over five minutes long, this track offers a perfect blend of elements ranging from gang vocals to bright guitars and sleek tempo changes that leave it feeling almost theatrical. It’s a strong finish for the album, and sure to become a quick hit with fans.
Forever + Ever x Infinity shows off a variety of the band’s influences, drawing inspiration from genres ranging from punk to post-hardcore. This results in several truly excellent instrumental solos peppered throughout the album, notably on the end of “Nothing To Say” and the intro to “Himalaya.”
Overall, New Found Glory continue to prove their staying power. These pop-punk veterans continue to put out releases crafted with passion, authenticity and talent.
Celebrate the album release on June 19th with New Found Glory’s Release Party Song-A-Thon! The band is offering a livestream event that will feature a 40 song setlist for viewers to enjoy. Admission tickets and bundles are available here.
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Listen to “Himalaya” from the album below.
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