With an overdriven brace of bars to open, ‘Highlights’ soon leaps into life just like the artwork suggests. This is another slick hook-laden anthem from Old Neon.
The sound throughout is a bright and perfect emo richness. It drives with pace to the immense chorus, which benefits from some neat rhythmic chops. The middle-eight has a stomping beat that leads to an Ibanesque guitar solo with cold clear tones. The solo is short, which keeps it punchy and the chorus variation at the tail end supplies a different style of lead guitar with muted warm glimmers.
This song is a fine construction. There’s attention to every brush-stroke and there’s not a single part to form a counter-opinion on the greatness. Drums, bass, guitars, vocals; it’s all top-shelf stuff. Old Neon are where you can go for classy energetic emo.
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