this sounds really bad quality, BUT i'm listening on my laptop and everything sounds shitty on here so I can't fairly pass judgement...after reading all the hate, it didn't sound as bad second pass through haha, just the instrumentation sounds too sharp(tonally, not pitch), but again, laptop
i think the amount of hype this got as being brand new related (jesse in particular) has led to a lot of people being disappointed. Its definitely something that a lot of people will be turned off by, but that doesnt make it bad. i love both songs so far and have a lot of hope once everything comes out in high quality and once the story gets finished. but i am a sucker for a concept album..
I was actually hoping it wasn't Brand New related, I like them but not nearly as much as more people on here. I guess I was just thrown off by the creepiness of the viral campaign, I was expecting something much different.
fuck, this really bums me out because the instrumentation is awesome and sounds really friggin good, but the vocals absolutely ruin this. if this exact song was sung by.. i dunno someone with a voice like Dustin Kensrue or something i think it would sound really good.
I don't love it but I don't hate it. I absolutely love Piano Wire and the vibe surrounding it, so this was a little disappointing. I have enjoyed (and am enjoying) the whole viral marketing thing immensely, regardless of how this turns out.
That said, I'm not surprised this is being met with a cold reaction. Any campaign that made it seem pretty fucking likely that it was actually Brand New was setting itself up for the disappointment of a lot of people. It's ludicrous to imply that they weren't aware how people would interpret it at first. The moral of the story is: Don't (very subtly) tease internet users with potential Jesse Lacey when you won't be giving them any Jesse Lacey.
I followed the campaign very carefully for 2 days.
Realized it wasnt Brand New and lost a lot of interest. Still was a little interested.
Heard the first song, thought it was whatever.
Heard this song, thought it was awful. I have no problem with the vocal delivery. The lyrics are horrible. it is just over all not a good song.
I listen to Robbers a little bit and respect Andrew as an artist, this is not something I can get behind though.
I am no longer interested in any of this.