29 Jan 2014

JANUARY PLAYLIST- Somewhere Somehow by We The Kings

Somewhere Somehow by We The Kings - available on iTunes 
We The Kings are a band that pop up time and time again in my playlists, so when their new album came out in December I thought it was only fair that I gave it the "PRISM treatment". I first started listening to We The Kings back when I was around 14 and first heard Check Yes Juliet however after a while they slipped off of my radar for a while. When I was introduced to my now idols Charles & Alli Trippy (of CTFxC) I also rediscovered the band as Charles is now the bass player.

Somewhere Somehow was released on December 16th however four singles - Just Keep Breathing, Find You There, Any Other Way and Art Of War - were released earlier in the year. The album has 13 new songs and is hilariously described as "emo-pop".

The album - for me - is the perfect mix of slightly punk-ish pop rock (leaning more on the pop side) with fairly more radio-pop sounds than their previous albums. I personally feel it's much better on the whole in comparison to their previous releases, as despite having some amazing songs on the earlier albums Somewhere Somehow feels much more complete and I enjoy the vast majority of the album instead of just a handful of songs.

Despite 'I Like It' being awfully similar to Fall Out Boy's 'My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark" it's actually a really good song that I was kind of surprised to like and I find it playing in my head on a regular basis. The most recent single 'Art Of War' was originally written to be included in The Hunger Games however in the end wasn't used, fun wee fact for you there.

Overall, I think this is a great album that you should definitely give a chance. It's quite a grower, so don't discount it at first listen!


(you should also totally watch Charles and Alli's daily vlogging channel)

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5 comments

  1. I have recently seen this album on ITunes
    Will have to have a listen
    Rachel XX
    http://bubbleblush11.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Oh! So now their music is "emo-pop" xDDD
    I've been listening to We The Kings for 5 or 6 years and as you said, they are more punk-pop-rock.

    The first time they came to Spain, Charles wasn't with them yet, but the second time I didn't realize he was on stage playing the bass until the third song. And then I got to meet them and they are so nice .. I want to go back to that day.
    Anyway, I love this album =)

    Maria x
    craftyowl93.blogspot.com

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  3. I loved this post. I love watching Charles and Alli and I had the chance of meeting Charles at a We The Kings gig last January and he was the sweetest guy. Now I just want to meet Alli one day!

    paige xo

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  4. I still really need to buy this album! The last time I checked in HMV they never had it, and I don't want to buy it from itunes cause I love having physical copies!
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!
    xxx

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  5. I haven't really heard any of their new songs, but I really like their old songs. Might have to make the effort to check it out now :)

    Caitlin | Oceanic Stars

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