Motion City Soundtrack are veterans when it comes to today’s ever-growing music scene. With their new album, Go, they have yet again left their mark as a band that are still ‘going’ strong. Go shows that MCS can still be fun, yet mature at the same time. It is an 11 track effort, full of fun, energetic songs that display the band at their best. Any true MCS fan is bound to appreciate this album as they grow right along with the band.
Justin Pierre is still proving to everyone that he can write like in the era of Commit This To Memory. His lyrics remain bright and clever. Motion City Soundtrack’s lyrics are one thing that people tend to notice the most. Go‘s lyrics are classic MCS. As a whole, the entire band is true to their prior sound. Guitar, bass, drums and electronics are very MCS-esque.
“Circuits and Wires” is the first track of the new album and it’s a great start. This track leads right into the next couple songs. One of the tracks that sticks out the most is “Everyone Will Die,” a very mature and real collection of lyrics and music. The vocals are soothing, the acoustics are simple, and the surrounding music such as the drums and orchestral instruments make the song brilliant. “Floating Down The River” is the closing track of Go and is one of the most upbeat on the album. This song proves that Motion City is still staying true to themselves. Along with this song being upbeat, it’s honest. Honesty is one thing you can always see in any MCS song. “I am attempting to change, after years of destruction.” This line just shows that Mr. Pierre is going to overcome his personal struggles. With that line being sung, MCS fans can salute him.
Go shows that a band can develop, but still be true to their sound, fans and themselves. It may not be exactly like Commit This To Memory, or any other Motion City Soundtrack album, because each album is it’s own. Go pick it up and watch it become one of your most played albums.