The Neighbourhood took October 2015 by storm when they released their latest album titled ‘Wiped Out!‘, a follow up to their previous album I Love You which included many hits such as ‘Sweater Weather‘ and ‘Female Robbery‘. This sensational album has managed to get to the top of Billboard’s US alternative music chart and 13th place overall on the US charts!
Here are our top five must listen to’s:
This underrated track has a calming touch to it initially, which turns into a beautiful mix of heavy drums, synths and guitars. The whole album is meant to remind the listener of the beach and this song is a situation where you can definitely picture yourself at the beach late at night. You can check it out here!
4. ‘Cry Baby’
The album’s strength is the upbeat tracks, which still have a downtempo to carry out the beachy theme. This track has more of a dance-like feel to it and it’s not as, well, depressing as the others. What we love about this track is the lyric ‘The suns’ coming out but I’m feeling colder, I can’t wait till the drought is over’ which sounds like it might as well be one of those tumblr quotes. You can listen to it here.
3. ‘Daddy Issues’
This song is another uptempo dance vibe but with a deep meaning. The lyrics are extremely personal and honest and give you a small insight into frontman Jesse’s relationship with his father who unfortunately passed away. It’s a beautiful and painful listen, but it is definitely worth it.
This track is by far the ‘jazziest’ on the album, portraying the bands’ diversity. It’s been described as having a ‘fuzzy rock slash RnB’ feel. Prey’s the type of track that is perfect for a rainy evening making you thankful you’re indoors. You can listen to it on Spotify here!
1. ‘R.I.P 2 My Youth’
This is the track that got released to the public before the album came out, and it was a tough decision but I think it deserves place! It’s an exciting listen, as the song brings alive the singers’ imaginary death using heavy guitars and synths. Check out the music video:
Wiped Out! definitely did not fail to deliver, producing the same aesthetic beachy vibes that their fans fell for. What’s your favourite off the album? Let us know @CelebMix!