Old Neon - Jump Start. A heart is hooked up to clamps from a car's jump start kit.

Old Neon
Jump Start

What the hell has happened here? We thought we’d got Old Neon’s number, but ‘Jump Start’ is full of surprises. Yes, their signature slick emo washes right over this track, but they’ve thrown in some new twists.

The song has many facets, the intro is a stripped-out chorus that leads to an instrumental prelude to the verse. The verse terminates at a rather brilliant pre-chorus. So far, melodic, rich, and foxtail-barley hooks. The chorus itself is strong, but what happens next is a delightful soul-infused section that harks back to Paramore’s eponymous album.

I need a jump start
To get this golden heart
Beating once again
I never thought I would use it again
But you suddenly prove me wrong

Even this was considered not enough on this single, though, as they’ve also thrown a big key change at the ending. It’s another epic song from Old Neon.

The single is available in EP form, backed by ‘Natalie’, ‘Barely Alive’, and ‘Highlights’.

Listen to Old Neon – Jump Start.

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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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