|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!