Trophy Eyes captivated us with their previous album Chemical Miracle, almost 2 years have passed and after the release of a track named Hurt late last year (which wasn’t my favourite track from the guys, but still a great song), they are back with a perfect summer anthem You Can Count On Me. The Aussie 5-piece have come out swinging in this new record, it’s singalong, it’s emotional and it grabbed my attention from the get go.
Although Hurt was a great standalone track, when you take the entire Chemical Miracle LP into consideration, it just didn’t seem to have enough ‘Trophy Eyes-isms’ within it, it didn’t feel like them as much as I’d hoped, the new track seems to pick up where we left off on Chemical Miracle, You Can Count On Me has that summer feel and it’s hard not to hear and imagine this being sung back by the crowd at the next run of tours. This singalong chorus is dying to be shouted at the top of your voice in the middle of a summer festival ‘Some of my friends sell drugs, I just sell sad songs to the ones that feel alone, you can count on me when it all goes wrong’, it’s an anthem, and I guarantee you’ll be singing along after just One listen.
Frontman John Floreani just seems like a star in my opinion, he seems like the kind of frontman we’ve needed, the confidence oozes from him, he won’t censor how he feels in any way, and this is all we need from a perfect frontman. The lyrics ‘Thanks to everyone who bought tickets to my shows, I put all the money that you spent right up my nose’ is a classic uncensored beauty of a line from Trophy Eyes. These guys know how to write a song and they have proved that over and over again. They aren’t afraid to say how they feel and with this song clearly about the way musicians are treated as a whole, I’m sure this track will hit home with a lot of people out there.
Overall another beauty of a track from Trophy Eyes their new album The American Dream is set to be released through Hopeless Records on August 3rd and I for one am super excited. Check out the new video below!