Allison & Moon are one of our favorite Boston bands led by "... a happy person who writes sad songs." They just released a new single, "27," that, according to their Bandcamp, "... is about how young people feel the crushing weight of a society that doesn’t work for them." It's a decidedly pop punk/emo style song, but in the best, most glorious way. This is one of those songs that demands I admit to my secret love of (some) emo/pop punk, no matter how much I may try to ignore it. Most bands in that genre don't have lyrics like "What did the world look like when you were twenty seven? / 'Cause all of my friends have depression. / And I'm still listening to my favorite band in the basement / trying to figure out how much time I've spent..." Maybe it's just me, but I'm well past twenty seven and can relate to this song far more than I should probably admit to.
You can listen to "27" below. The song is available via Allison & Moon's Bandcamp with all proceeds "... donated to key senate races needed to flip it blue." For more on Allison & Moon, check them out on Facebook.