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Meet Me @ The Altar - Say It To My Face

Meet Me @ The Altar
Say It To My Face

It’s been a while since Model Citizen, so let’s not tease here, we’ll get straight down to their latest single, ‘Say It To My Face’, which dropped today.

There’s a long build-up that lasts the whole first verse, kicking into the pre-chorus with a tight pop punk tone suggestive of Avril Lavigne and MGK. The trademark MMATA rhythm is present but subtle in this track – just a flicker of that stop/start switchery in the latter half of the chorus.

The second verse is cut down, too. Just that rapid beat and bass guitar taking us to the jumping pre-chorus and then the ‘say it to my face… s-s-s-say it to my face’ anthemic chorus.

The middle section has some air-raid ambience and then it’s a big final chorus where our protagonists confront the antagonist of the story. The video gives us a pretty direct plot. The song is about online detractors, modelled in this case as a balding middle-aged loser who sits at his iMac G3 typing the abuse in sync with the lyrics of the first verse.

Pretty much every pop punk band gets this trash at the moment and as a genre, you all have to get your act together on this stuff and repel these gatekeepers of nothing. We’re better than this. However, the fruits shooting out of the putrid soil, such as ‘Say It To My Face’ and MGK’s Mainstream Sellout, kinda make it worth it… so…. no – just stop.

This is a welcome return from a creative band. We’re ready to hear more.

Watch Meet Me @ The Altar – Say It To My Face.

Say It To My Face – Lyrics

I’m a bitch, and my band is an industry plant
Least that what it says on the internet
Think you know who I am; you say you’re not a fan
But you got all my songs playing in your head

It’s so obvious
You really want my attention
Hope you’re having fun

Still stuck in your mother’s basement
Talk trash, but you’re like a million miles away
I’m not for your entertainment
I just laugh cause you’re never ever gonna…

Say it to my face
Say it to my face
S-s-s-say it to my face
Say it to my face

You’re so irrelevant. Almost didn’t commit
Almost didn’t write you a second verse
Really wish I could stay, gotta fly to LA
Play a show at The Wiltern

It’s so obvious
You really need some attention
Hope you’re having fun

Still stuck in your mother’s basement
Talking trash when you’re like a million miles away
I’m not for your entertainment
Makes me laugh cause you’re never ever gonna…

Say it to my face
Say it to my face
S-s-s-say it to my face
Say it to my face

I know I know that you really need your mum
Run home run home, go home

Still stuck in your mother’s basement
Talking trash but you’re not a million miles away
I’m not for your entertainment
Makes me laugh cause you’re never ever gonna…

Say it to my face
Say it to my face
S-s-s-say it to my face
Say it to my face

(Meet Me At The Altar Sucks…. Nailed it!)

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.
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