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On their latest single, Birmingham, AL trio Dree Leer do the seemingly impossible: They make a catchy as hell pop punk song with the sludgiest guitars imaginable. "Live Forever" is truly a dichotomy of a song. It's this upbeat song that with a different guitar tuning could just be a bouncy pop punk jam for the kids to pogo to. But the guitars just drag this down. Plus, its fun sound is derailed by the song being about how in one hundred years no one will remember any of us. It's a sludgy pop punk tune about our mortality and lack of cultural immortality. But, back in the 1900s, we loved happy/sad songs, so "Live Forever" is quite welcome here!