I Won’t Stay
Just as I’m putting the ink pen back into its leather case to stow away after a day of writing, I stumble across a new track from Old Neon called ‘I Won’t Stay’. I could just jot a note and check it out later, but I hit play out of curiosity. Wow. What a vocal.
This is a top-drawer quality emo track with a melody that just flies. The first line of the verse lands some impressively powerful high notes and things just get propelled from there. The guitars build a chunky underbed of sound and then the chorus hits you with its ‘I won’t stay and wait for you to get your head on straight.’
This song is a masterclass in tone, with the second verse combining the chugging guitars with a subtle bit of ambient backing. The big open spaces are connected via smashing drums and a big bass sound. The breakdown provides an aural refresh before the big finish. It’s really quite a stunner.
It’s three-for-three from Old Neon. They haven’t released many songs, but every single one can knock you over.Watch Old Neon – I Won’t Stay
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