Ballyhoo’s ‘Detonate’ is straightforward, hard-hitting pop punk with a melodic mainstream sensibility. This song “is about rising above negativity and toxic situations,” the band says. “Not settling for a cookie cutter existence. Following your heart.” This is certainly a departure from the bouncy, ska-oriented sound the band has generally gone for. This new, more direct approach is definitely heavier than what long-time fans are used to hearing from Ballyhoo, but at the same time there’s a slick, poppy approach that slides under the darker tone really nicely. As expected, all the musicianship and production on here is top notch. The group’s new chapter is definitely something to look forward to. Check out ‘Detonate’ below!
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