Less important than the genre these days is the songwriting and what you put into it – how much of yourself you allow the music to present, how well structured it is, how easily it connects and entertains or lets an audience escape. You get a good balance of all of this with Cleaned Out.
The band tackle infatuation & modern dating – the video highlights this further as they’ve gone all-in to craft a story-line with various scenes & details. Today’s ‘swipe right’ nation will likely relate.
The best thing about the world’s best bands is that they belong to a genre that never really dies. Tougher Than You Thought have released a solid, pounding, polished EP that points to the future of music worth actually listening to.
Tough On Fridays have an unexpectedly beautiful sound that creates a vast arena of contrast around you between the thick, distorted energy of the instrumentation & the gentler, expressive feel of the leading voice.
As a grown man who still listens to Bowling for Soup & (Old) Fall Out Boy every single day, I give you my word that you OWE IT TO YOURSELF to hear everything this band has to offer.
A lot of thought & musical precision has gone into the creative mix. It all sounds crisp & bright & warm – the perfect combination for a song such as this.
This album is like a ‘how to’ on modern life, a run through of the way things are. It’s fantastic, from start to finish. You can’t predict a single moment.