“‘Escalator’ strums to life with a nostalgic emo-rock sound that builds into a punk-rock movement. The drums push you into the guitars that build into a rise on the chorus. As the single progresses, the movement of the guitars and drums have you bopping to the rhythm before making you want to gently rock out. You can hear the influence of 90s emo rock but there is something distinctly modern and 2/14 to the entire sound. The drums and guitars each get a chance to drive the melody which is wonderful. The interplay gives the single a cohesive feeling that pushes you through the soundscape. While packed with rocking tones, emo vibes and punk-rock drive, the melody is extremely easy to slide into and get lost in.

While you ride the movement of the melody, Carlson’s vocals bring more of that nostalgic yet modern tone. His performance runs with emo sensibilities as he pulls you into the tale of a troubled youth. Through the lyrics, the band offers an understanding of the trouble they are getting in and weaves it into the knowledge that this is not really where they want to be. The duality of these emotions is wonderful and perfectly links up with the push and shove of the melody. It is a really engaging punk-rock single that is steeped in the knowledge that the band has a lot more to offer. You can tell that this is just the start for them and that they will have you fully rocking out to their music in no time.”

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“Escalator sounds like someone put this tune in the time capsule in the past and sent it through a teleport machine right into the present day. It’s a ridiculously rad emo song that will unquestionably blow you away….”

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