Fighting for Frequency is a rock group from New Orleans. Their reverbnation profile describes them as “rock”, “alternative” and “pop punk”. They bring the delight nostalgic vibe from pop punk and the powerful chords and big sound from rock. Tying all of this together, the band has crafted a familiar radio-friendly sound that is polished and enjoyable. They explore this sound over the course of their six-track debut EP, A Million Miles Away.

 

Opinion

A Million Miles Away is a satisfying blend of nostalgia and hard rock chords. The band has a radio friendly sound, which falls short of being harsh and strays away from being too emo and whiny. They navigate this line with maturity and confidence, as they venture into topics and songs that could easily slip into an undesirable territory.

The song “Still Standing” could have easily become an acoustic emo anthem. The song is about over coming some challenge and remaining upright and able to “stand tall”.  The band combats the temptation to step further into the emo genre by adding in a southern rock flair. In other words, they splice other influences into their music to keep from becoming too stereotypical or bland. This not only shows the depth of the band’s musical interests, but it highlights their maturity as musicians.

 

Songs Worth Investigating

“Favorite Song” is dedicated to music fans. This anthem celebrates music and our relationship to it as fans. This song rings true to the pop punk tradition, boasting lyrics that are just vague enough to resurrect fond memories, yet slathered in just enough nostalgic juice to make you believe the song is really about you. “Fast Forward” is the longest song on the album, weighing in at almost seven minutes. However, this longer run time gives the band an opportunity to show off their ability to arrange a good song and tell a story, through their unique style of pop punk.

 

…And to Conclude

A Million Miles Away is a fun EP that marries genres that deserve to be mixed and molded into one. Fighting for Frequency takes the nostalgic and lighthearted vibe from pop punk and overlays it with a “pure rock” skeleton that is laced with radio-friendly notions. Overall, both the EP and band are worth checking out if you enjoy good rock ‘n’ with a dash or two of pop punk.

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