Thursday, September 7, 2023

The Jacklights - "Final Girl"

Photo by DWJ Creative

The Jacklights are one of our favorite pop punk bands out of Boston, which is saying quite a lot. Their latest single is their most fun yet, and hits a few personal sweet spots for me. "Final Girl" is a love song inspired by the horror movie trope of the final girl who survives the slasher at the end of the movie. It has fuzzed out guitars straight out of the 90's, but singer/guitarist/songwriter Nilagia McCoy is crooning her vocals straight out of the 50's. It's a collection of sounds that mesh perfectly together despite the mish mash of time periods. "Final Girl" is a fun song that is going to be impossible to not become enamored with.

Nilagia McCoy says of her band's new single:

“The forthcoming EP is about major life changes and heartbreak, couched in some horror-influenced metaphor. The title track, ‘Final Girl’ is about those times in your life when you’re not sure how you’re going to make it, when life feels daunting or even terrifying – but then you somehow still manage to pull through in the end.” 

You can watch the video for "Final Girl" below. Final Girl, the EP, is due out October 3, and is available for pre-order through Bandcamp. For more on The Jacklights, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

September 9: Milton Porchfest

September 28: Notch Brewing, Boston, MA 

October 13: The Raven, Worcester, MA

October 20: The Square Root, Boston, MA

November 18: JJ's Tavern, Florence, MA

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