‘Girlfriend’ by Small Words is a clean, crunchy take on a radio-friendly iteration of pop punk. These guys describe themselves as, “an energetic indie rock band out of Indianapolis, IN.” This year, the band will release a new record titled Good Day, Bad Me. “The album explores the struggles of addiction, grief, depression, and accepting one’s own mortality,” the band says. “In these trying times we need to know that it’s okay to struggle, and no one needs to fight their demons alone.” It seems like a line can be drawn between this sound and The Starting Line. I would be deeply surprised if these guys didn’t know about that band. For a pop punk track, this covers a lot of ground. The piece moves effortlessly from glitzy pop choruses to minimalistic acoustic passages. At the end, it takes a very dark turn that serves as a great foil for this otherwise upbeat tune. This is a cool track from a neat band. Check out ‘Girlfriend’ below!
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