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Long Way Home by Next Year


So, I've never actually worked with Next Year before... however, I've been following them for a while now. 

From the teasers they'd posted of this song, I knew I was going to love it, and it didn't disappoint! 

Next year are a midlands based pop-punk/punk rock band (what a shock), and honestly, this song is insane! I love it, so let's dive into my thoughts! 

I love the intro to the track as the build up is pretty satisfying to listen to. It's very much a traditional pop punk song, rather than the more pop orientated pop punk. This is how I wish pop-punk still sounded, and for that, I have a lot and respect for Next Year. 

This song definitely packs a punch, and I do truly believe it's an incredible track. I would 100% recommend it to you if you enjoy pop-punk/punk rock. For me these are like some of my favourite genres, pop-punk is my favourite genre so I may be a bit bias, but I do think it's incredible and Next Year have so much talent, just listen to a few songs and you'll see why. They're insanely good. 

The important bit, which I cannot do a review without saying any more, so if you're a regular you know exactly what's coming... it's got change and depth to the sound and it's got a decent set of lyrics. I'd very much early 2010's pop-punk and I fucking love that! Honestly, so because of the change in the songs, it's exciting, which as I always say, is very important to me. 

A lot of pop-punk bands seem to have strayed from the genre and more towards sounding like a mass-produced band, sell-outs if you want to call them that, but Next Year have that refreshing sound about them that I miss music sounding like. This was the sort of music that got me into pop-punk, so honestly, please go check it out. It's great. 

Overall, I'll give it a 5 out of 5 lemons, it deserves that because it is that good! I really would strongly recommend it to you! 

Where To Find Next Year: 

Apple Music

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